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

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  1. 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.

Yield:

  • 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) 

Cook's Tips:

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. 

 

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