Lemon Couscous

If you can boil water, you can make couscous--one of the quickest, easiest side dishes.

Yield:

6 cups

Recipe from

Nutritional Information

Calories 224
Caloriesfromfat 15 %
Fat 3.8 g
Satfat 1.3 g
Monofat 0.0 g
Polyfat 0.0 g
Protein 8.2 g
Carbohydrate 42 g
Fiber 2.3 g
Cholesterol 4 mg
Iron 0.7 mg
Sodium 674 mg
Calcium 5 mg

Ingredients

2 (5.4-ounce) packages toasted pinenut couscous mix
2 cups fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons butter or margarine
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1/3 cup diced red bell pepper

Preparation

Remove seasoning packet from couscous package.

Combine broth, next 3 ingredients, and seasoning packet in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Stir in couscous; cover, remove from heat, and let stand 10 minutes. Stir in parsley and bell pepper.

Note: For testing purposes only, we used Near East Toasted Pine Nut Couscous Mix.

Note:

October 2002