Golden Couscous with Currants & Scallions

Golden Couscous with Currants & Scallions

Quick-cooking couscous transforms into a fragrant and colorful side dish with just a few staple ingredients.

Nutirion Profile: Healthy Weight Heart Healthy High Fiber Low Calorie Low Cholesterol Low Sat Fat Low Sodium

Serves Prep Time Total Time
4 10 min 15 min

Directions

Ingredients

  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 1/3 cups whole-wheat couscous
  • 1/2 cup currants
  • 1 bunch scallions, chopped

Cooking Instruction

Step 1

Place water, lemon juice, oil, salt and turmeric in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil. Stir in couscous and currants. Remove from heat; cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Uncover, fluff with a fork and stir in scallions. Season with salt.


Nutrition

  • Serving: Per serving
  • Calories: 231
  • Carbohydrates: 46g
  • Fat: 4g
  • Protein: 6g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Potassium: 73mg
  • Sodium: 297mg
  • Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fruit, 1/2 fat
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 2 1/2