Couscous with Pistachios and Oranges

Oxmoor House
Prep: 2 1/2 minutes; Cook: 5 minutes. Couscous is a perfect last-minute side dish; it "cooks" in about 5 minutes while it stands.
4 servings (serving size: about 3/4 cup)


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1 cup vegetable broth
2/3 cup uncooked couscous
1 (11-ounce) can Mandarin oranges in light syrup, undrained
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
2 tablespoons chopped pistachios


Bring broth to a boil in a medium saucepan; stir in couscous. Remove from heat; cover and let stand 5 minutes or until broth is absorbed.

Drain oranges in a colander over a bowl, reserving 2 tablespoons syrup.

Transfer couscous to a large bowl; fluff with a fork. Stir in 2 tablespoons orange syrup, lemon juice, and next 3 ingredients. Add reserved orange sections, and toss gently.

Created date

April 2009

Nutritional Information

Calories 165
Caloriesfromfat 11 %
Fat 2 g
Satfat 0.3 g
Monofat 0.9 g
Polyfat 0.6 g
Protein 5.5 g
Carbohydrate 31.9 g
Fiber 2.2 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.7 mg
Sodium 308 mg
Calcium 16 mg