Honeyed Couscous Pudding

Honeyed Couscous Pudding

2 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 1996

This quick take on rice pudding is flavored with honey and orange zest. Dates had a rich, sweet flavor.

Ingredients 6 servings

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  • ¾ cup chopped pitted dates
  • 3 cups low-fat milk
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated orange zest
  • 1 cup plain or whole-wheat couscous
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Ground cinnamon for dusting pudding
  • 2 tablespoons chopped skinned pistachios, (optional)


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  1. Put dates in a small bowl. Add boiling water to cover. Cover the bowl and set aside.
  2. Heat milk, honey, cinnamon stick and orange zest in a saucepan over medium-high heat until nearly simmering. Stir in couscous and vanilla, remove from the heat and cover. Let stand until most of the milk has been absorbed, about 20 minutes. Remove the cinnamon stick.
  3. Drain the dates and stir them into the couscous. To serve, spoon into bowls and sprinkle with ground cinnamon and pistachios, if using.
  4. Variation:
  5. Instead of oatmeal for breakfast, make Honeyed Couscous Pudding with half the honey. Garnish with some nonfat yogurt or a spoonful of orange marmalade.

Nutrition information

  • Per serving: 271 calories; 3 g fat(2 g sat); 6 g fiber; 56 g carbohydrates; 9 g protein; 10 mcg folate; 10 mg cholesterol; 30 g sugars; 235 IU vitamin A; 1 mg vitamin C; 169 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 58 mg sodium; 301 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: ½ milk, 3 other carbohydrate

Reviews 2

May 16, 2017
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By: Ced1106
Yummy! Forget regular couscous. This is the only way I'll eat it! (: Will make again!
January 18, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
Love it! similar to rice pudding but with better nutrition for you! Cous cous is a favorite of mine!
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