Quick and Easy Couscous
There are plenty of healthy packaged pasta and whole grain side dishes available that will save you time, tlike this one.
- 1 1/2 cups 100% fat-free chicken broth
- 1 cup plain couscous
- 2 tablespoons snipped fresh cilantro
- 2 tablespoons sliced green onions with tops
Bring broth to a boil in (3-qt.) Saucepan. Add couscous; stir and cover. Remove from heat; let stand 5 minutes. Add cilantro and green onion; fluff with a fork and serve.
- 4 servings
Nutrients per serving:
Calories 170 (2% from fat), Total Fat 0 g, Saturated Fat 0 g, Cholesterol 0 mg, Carbohydrate 34 g, Protein 6 g, Sodium 170 mg, Fiber 2 g
U.S. Diabetic exchanges per serving:
2 starch (2 carb)
Look for packages of couscous in the rice or pasta section of the supermarket. Couscous is made from durum wheat, the main ingredient in good-quality pastas. This quick-cooking pasta is small and bead shaped. Use plain couscous, not a flavored mix, for this recipe.