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Moroccan-Style Couscous

Prep time 4 mins
Cook time 6 mins
Stand time 5 mins
Yield 8 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)
To cut prep time, we used already-cut matchstick carrots. You can find them in the produce section of the supermarket. Regular couscous can be substituted for whole wheat couscous, if desired.

Ingredients

  • 1 (14-ounce) can vegetable broth
  • 2 cups matchstick-cut carrots
  • 1/3 cup golden raisins
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1 cup uncooked whole wheat couscous

Nutrition Information

  • calories 140
  • fat 0.8 g
  • satfat 0.0 g
  • protein 4.9 g
  • carbohydrate 30.8 g
  • cholesterol 0 mg
  • iron 1.2 mg
  • sodium 295 mg
  • caloriesfromfat 5 %
  • fiber 4.6 g
  • calcium 22 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 9 ingredients in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil over high heat. Cover; reduce heat, and simmer 4 minutes or until carrots are tender.

  2. Gradually stir in couscous. Remove from heat; cover, and let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork.

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