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Southwestern Couscous

Southwestern Couscous

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup red or green pepper, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup carrots, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 3/4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chick-peas, rinsed an drained
  • 3/4 cup uncooked couscous

Instructions

  1. In a large saucepan, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add onion, pepper, mushrooms, carrots and garlic; sauté 2 minutes.
  2. Mix in chicken broth, cumin, salt, pepper, cilantro and chick-peas. Bring to a boil. Stir in Couscous, remove from heat and cover; let stand 5 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.
  3. Fluff with a fork and serve immediately.

Servings: 6

Calories/Serving: 246

Nutrition: One serving provides approximately: 246 calories; 9 g protein; 38 g carbohydrates; 6 g fat (1 g saturated); 6 g fiber; 0 mg cholesterol; 69 mcg folate; 2 mg iron; 548 mg sodium

Recipe and photo credit: Wheat Foods Council


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