Golden Couscous with Currants & Scallions

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Golden Couscous with Currants & Scallions

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

Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10
Total Time: 15

Ingredients

  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons 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
  • Salt, to taste

Preparation

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

Nutrition Per Serving

calories 231
fat 4 g (1 g sat, 3 g mono)
cholesterol 0 mg
carbohydrates 46 g
protein 6 g
fiber 6 g
sodium 297 mg
potassium 73 mg

Nutrition Bonus

Carbohydrate Serving 2 1/2

Exchanges 2 starch, 1 fruit, 1/2 fat

From EatingWell March/April 1996, The EatingWell Healthy in a Hurry Cookbook (2006)