Couscous Pilaf

Couscous Pilaf Recipe
Photo: Kana Okada; Styling: Sara Quessenberry
This versatile side dish pairs well with most any entrée.


4 servings (serving size: about 3/4 cup)

Recipe from

Cooking Light

Nutritional Information

Calories 225
Fat 5.5 g
Satfat 0.6 g
Monofat 2.5 g
Polyfat 1.8 g
Protein 6.8 g
Carbohydrate 37.1 g
Fiber 3.1 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.9 mg
Sodium 266 mg
Calcium 17 mg


2 teaspoons olive oil
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
1 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
1 cup uncooked couscous
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted


1. Heat oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and bell pepper; sauté 7 minutes.

2. While vegetables cook, bring broth to a boil in a medium saucepan; gradually stir in couscous. Remove from heat; cover and let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork. Stir in onion mixture, salt, and black pepper. Sprinkle with nuts.

Maureen Callahan,

Cooking Light

October 2009
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