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    Mexican Couscous

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    30 mins

    25 mins

    5 mins

    Kendra*'s Note:

    This is an excellent side dish for mexican meals. It's much quicker than rice and is also quite light and healthy. I originally found this recipe on the Better Homes and Gardens website, but have adapted it to fit our own preferences.

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    1. 1
      Saute onion and garlic in olive oil over medium heat until tender.
    2. 2
      Stir in cumin and chile powder, and cook for 1 minute.
    3. 3
      Add broth, peas, tomato and cilantro, and bring to a boil.
    4. 4
      Stir in couscous, cover and remove from heat.
    5. 5
      Let stand for 5 minutes.
    6. 6
      Fluff with a fork before serving.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 18, 2011

      This is delicious! I added one whole carrot diced. And I put a little more cumin and chili powder...I'm from TX!

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    • on July 06, 2011


      This was very easy and tasted great. My husband decided he didn't like couscous the last time I made it. Now he's decided it's pretty good. I did make a couple of changes. Used corn instead of peas and half a can of diced tomatoes since I was out of fresh. Thanks!

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    • on September 02, 2008


      This was very tasty and very yummy!! I added a bit of salsa to the mix, too (as I didn't have much tomato) and I think next time I'll put in some corn & green chiles. We had this as a side dish to enchiladas. The tastes complemented each other nicely. Thanks for sharing!

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    Nutritional Facts for Mexican Couscous

    Serving Size: 1 (116 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 135.6
    Calories from Fat 25
    Total Fat 2.8 g
    Saturated Fat 0.4 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 156.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 22.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.6 g
    Sugars 2.2 g
    Protein 5.1 g

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