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    Lightly Spiced Vegetable Couscous

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    Total Time:

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    Cook Time:

    8 mins

    2 mins

    6 mins

    Sarah_Jayne's Note:

    I really like couscous and this is one way I serve it. It is usually a side dish but sometimes I have it as my lunch.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Put vegetable stock, shallots, carrots and spices into a pot and bring to a rapid boil.
    2. 2
      Boil for two or three minutes until the carrots are becoming tender.
    3. 3
      Pour in couscous, cover and remove from heat.
    4. 4
      Let stand for about five minutes until all the liquid is absorbed and the couscous is tender.
    5. 5
      Put back onto a very low heat and just stir through the margarine until the couscous is fluffed up.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 22, 2011

      55

      Great couscous dish! Loved the spicing, nothing overpowering but very tasty. I used baby carrots so just sliced thinly instead of shaving. Served with grilled shrimp; I think it would be great with chicken too, or on its own as a light lunch. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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    • on June 10, 2010

      55

      Well you're right, this is a lovely side lunch to be enjoyed in the bright sunshine of the day. Or curled up on the couch taking sometime out, devouring this special couscous! I followed this exactly, loving the shallots, cumin, and small carrot. Lovely! will be making this more often. Made for ZWT6 Zee Zesties!

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    • on June 08, 2010

      55

      Hi Sara, I have just had this for my lunch and it is fabulous, I have never made couscous before but I have had shop bought, and there is just no comparison. I didn't think I liked it much but home made it tastes great and I find I love it. Great for a quick lunch or great i think with fish. I made it just like the recipe said I am now a convert to couscous. Thank you so much for posting. Made for ZWT#6 2010.

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    Nutritional Facts for Lightly Spiced Vegetable Couscous

    Serving Size: 1 (88 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 2

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 354.4
     
    Calories from Fat 6
    92%
    Total Fat 0.7 g
    1%
    Saturated Fat 0.1 g
    0%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 29.6 mg
    1%
    Total Carbohydrate 73.5 g
    24%
    Dietary Fiber 5.1 g
    20%
    Sugars 1.2 g
    4%
    Protein 11.9 g
    23%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    vegetable stock

    low-fat margarine

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