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Lemon Couscous

Yield 6 cups
If you can boil water, you can make couscous--one of the quickest, easiest side dishes.

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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  1. Remove seasoning packet from couscous package.

  2. 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.

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