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Whole-Wheat Couscous with Shrimp

Photo: Alexandra Grablewski; Styling: Gerri Williams
Prep time 10 mins
Cook time 15 mins
Total time 25 mins
Yield Serves 4
Make shrimp a part of your weeknight menu. Our Whole-Wheat Couscous with Shrimp can be on the table in 25 minutes, and this one-dish recipe is a meal the whole family will enjoy. 


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh ginger
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 12 ounces shrimp, peeled, de-veined, cut into pieces
  • 1 cup whole-wheat couscous
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

Nutrition Information

  • calories 337
  • fat 9 g
  • satfat 1 g
  • protein 25 g
  • carbohydrate 42 g
  • fiber 5 g
  • cholesterol 129 mg
  • sodium 747 mg

How to Make It

  1. Warm oil in a large nonstick saucepan over medium-high heat. Add ginger and garlic; cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add shrimp and cook, stirring frequently, until just pink, about 3 minutes.

  2. Stir in couscous, 1 1/4 cups water, peas and salt, raise heat to high and bring to a boil. Remove pot from heat, cover and let stand until couscous is tender and liquid has absorbed, 10 to 12 minutes. Stir in lemon juice and serve.