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Couscous with Golden Raisins and Herbs

Prep time 4 mins
Cook time 7 mins
Stand time 5 mins
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 2/3 cup)
Fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth and couscous are key ingredients in a well-stocked pantry. Vary the recipe to suit your personal tastes by substituting another nut or herb.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/3 cups fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth, divided
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup uncooked couscous
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon pine nuts, toasted
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Nutrition Information

  • calories 194
  • fat 3.6 g
  • satfat 0.5 g
  • protein 6.2 g
  • carbohydrate 34.3 g
  • cholesterol 0 mg
  • iron 0.9 mg
  • sodium 303 mg
  • caloriesfromfat 17 %
  • fiber 2.4 g
  • calcium 21 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine 1/3 cup chicken broth, onion, and raisins in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Add remaining chicken broth and salt; bring to a boil. Stir in couscous. Remove from heat; cover and let stand 5 minutes.

  2. Fluff couscous mixture with a fork. Add parsley and remaining ingredients to couscous mixture; toss gently. Serve immediately.

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