Sunday, November 28, 2010

RECIPE: Middle Eastern Couscous

Preparation time: 5 min Servings: 4
Cooking time: 10 min


2 cups water or chicken stock
1 cup couscous
2 tbsp slivered almonds
1-1/2 tsp cumin seed
3/4 tsp coriander seed, ground
1/4 cup raisins
1-1/3 tbsp olive oil
3/4 cup scallions, sliced

Cooking Directions:

Bring stock to a boil in a heavy saucepan. Stir in couscous. Cover saucepan and remove from heat. Let sit 10 minutes. Heat oil in a heavy nonstick skillet over medium heat. Sauté scallions 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in remaining ingredients and salt and pepper to taste. Sauté another 2 minutes. Using a fork, fluff couscous and stir into scallion mixture. Stir until mixture is hot.

Nutritionist Recommended For:

Nutrition Facts

Calories 260
% Calories From Fat 23.5%
Total Fat 6.8g
Saturated Fats 0.8g
Mono-unsaturated Fats 4.5g
Poly-unsaturated Fats 1.1g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 17mg
Total Carbohydrates 44g
Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugar 0.6g
Protein 7g 

More Information


Thiamin B1 0.11 mg
Vitamin K 42 mcg
Vitamin A 200 IU
Vitamin E 1.7 mg
Pantothenic Acid 0.57 mg
Vitamin B6 0.087 mg
Riboflavin B2 0.11 mg
Choline 3 mg
Vitamin D 0 IU
Vitamin B12 0 mcg
Vitamin C 4.2 mg
Niacin B3 1.9 mg


Sodium 17 mg
Zinc 0.62 mg
Copper 0.21 mg
Calcium 49 mg
Iron 1.7 mg
Manganese 0.5 mg
Magnesium 40 mg
Phosphorus 110 mg
Fluoride 84 mcg
Potassium 250 mg
Selenium 0.38 mcg


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