Israeli Couscous with Fresh Peas and Mint

Thomas J. Story
Also known as pearl couscous, Israeli couscous has an appealing tender-chewy texture.

Yield:

Makes 6 to 8 servings

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Recipe Time

Total: 15 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 224
Caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
Protein 9.3 g
Fat 0.5 g
Satfat 0.1 g
Carbohydrate 45 g
Fiber 3 g
Sodium 253 mg
Cholesterol 0.0 mg

Ingredients

3 cups chicken broth
2 cups Israeli couscous
1 cup fresh peas
1/2 cup chopped fresh mint
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Preparation

1. Bring broth and 1 cup water to a boil in a medium pan. Stir in couscous and peas. Lower heat to medium and cook, stirring frequently, until couscous and peas are tender, 5 to 10 minutes.

2. Stir in mint and cook 1 minute. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Note:

Frozen peas may be substituted for fresh, but if you use frozen, stir them in at the last minute, along with the mint.

September 2006