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Whole-Wheat Couscous Pilaf

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Whole-wheat couscous is practically an instant side dish. Fresh herbs and hot sauce add flavor with few calories.



READER'S COMMENT:
"Easier yet - if you have a hot water dispenser or a Keurig coffee machine kids can make this neat snack or side themselves. We buy whole grain couscous in a box (7.6 oz) and use the 10 oz (large setting) on the Kuerig - yes, less water...
Whole-Wheat Couscous Pilaf

Makes: 4 servings

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth, or water
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups whole-wheat couscous
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste

Preparation

  1. Combine broth or water, butter, hot sauce and salt in a small saucepan with a tight-fitting lid and bring to a boil. Stir in couscous and remove from heat. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Uncover and fluff the grains with a fork to separate. Stir in parsley. Season with pepper.

Nutrition

Per serving: 349 calories; 4 g fat (2 g sat, 0 g mono); 9 mg cholesterol; 68 g carbohydrates; 13 g protein; 11 g fiber; 192 mg sodium; 5 mg potassium.

Carbohydrate Servings: 4

Exchanges: 4 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat


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Recipe Categories

Health & Diet Considerations
Low sodium
High fiber
Low cholesterol
Ease of Preparation
Easy
Total Time
15 minutes or less
Servings
4
Meal/Course
Lunch
Dinner

Type of Dish
Side dish, grain
Ethnic/Regional
American
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