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

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 1996


Recipe Summary

30 mins
Nutrition Profile:


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Put dates in a small bowl. Add boiling water to cover. Cover the bowl and set aside.

  • 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.

  • Drain the dates and stir them into the couscous. To serve, spoon into bowls and sprinkle with ground cinnamon and pistachios, if using.

  • Variation:

  • 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 Facts

271 calories; protein 9.2g 18% DV; carbohydrates 56.1g 18% DV; dietary fiber 5.6g 22% DV; sugars 29.8g; fat 2.8g 4% DV; saturated fat 1.5g 8% DV; cholesterol 9.8mg 3% DV; vitamin a iu 235.4IU 5% DV; vitamin c 0.8mg 1% DV; folate 10mcg 3% DV; calcium 169.4mg 17% DV; iron 1.2mg 7% DV; magnesium 21.8mg 8% DV; potassium 300.8mg 8% DV; sodium 58.3mg 2% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 6% DV.

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Rating: 4 stars
Love it! similar to rice pudding but with better nutrition for you! Cous cous is a favorite of mine! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Yummy! Forget regular couscous. This is the only way I'll eat it! (: Will make again! Read More