Fruit-and-Nut Couscous

Photo: Ryan Benyi; Styling: Gerri Williams for James Reps
What makes it great: Pistachios contain resveratrol, a compound that might help protect against cardiovascular disease.

Yield:

Serves: 1

Recipe Time

Prep: 3 Minutes
Cook: 8 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 408
Fat 10 g
Satfat 4 g
Protein 12 g
Carbohydrate 67 g
Fiber 6 g
Cholesterol 19 mg
Sodium 198 mg

Ingredients

1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon unsalted butter
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
3 dried apricots, diced
1 tablespoon dried cranberries
1/3 cup whole-wheat or regular couscous
1 tablespoon roasted unsalted pistachios

Preparation

Combine milk, 1/4 cup water, butter, vanilla, salt, apricots and cranberries in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil. Stir in couscous, remove from heat, cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Fluff couscous with a fork. Transfer to a bowl, top with pistachios and serve.

Note:

February 2014