Recipe Details

North African Couscous

Number of Servings: 4

Serving Size: 1/2 cup

Couscous is a wheat pasta and a staple Middle Eastern stews and side dishes. Try it in place of rice or noodles alongside grilled chicken, lamb, or pork. If you're looking for a vegetarian option for a main course, this recipe also makes a tasty base for grilled vegetables.

Name: Amount:
margarine 1 Tbsp
quick-cooking couscous 1 cup
low-fat, low-sodium chicken broth 1 cup
small carrot, thinly sliced 1 ea
onion thinly sliced 1 ea
dark seedless raisins 0.25 cup
cayenne pepper 1 pinch

Melt the margarine in a medium saucepan. Add the couscous and mix to coat the grains with margarine. Add the chicken broth and bring to a boil. Cover and remove from the heat; let stand for 15 minutes.


Meanwhile, prepare a skillet with nonstick pan spray; add the carrot and onion. Cook for about 5 minutes, or until the onion is tender.


Stir in onions, carrots, and raisins into the couscous. Add the cayenne.

Nutritional Information (per serving)
Calories 245
Calories from Fat 34
Total Fat 4g
Saturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 76mg
Potassium n/a
Carbohydrates 46g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 9g
Protein 7g
Vitamin A n/a
Vitamin C n/a
Calcium n/a
Iron n/a
Folic Acid n/a
Dietary Exchange 3 Starch