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    Spontaneous Couscous

    Spontaneous Couscous. Photo by Karen Elizabeth

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    24 mins

    6 mins

    18 mins

    Moody's Note:

    Very quick and very easy to prepare. Originally from the Student's Vegetarian Cookbook. Can be eaten warm, or as a cold salad.

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    1. 1
      Saute the garlic and onions in oil on medium low heat for 10 minutes, or until onions are slightly browned, stirring occasionally.
    2. 2
      Add corn, tomatoes, couscous and water.
    3. 3
      Cover and cook on low heat for 5 to 8 minutes, or until all the water is absorbed and the couscous is soft.
    4. 4
      Add parsley, Tabasco and cayenne.
    5. 5
      Salt and pepper to taste, if desired.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 13, 2002


      Easy and yummy! 1 serving recipes are perfect for me, since not everyone at home is as adventurous in trying out different kinds of food. I used only 1/2 cup of onions since 1 cup seemed a tad much for 1 person! I also substituted Tabasco with a green chili sauce that I had, and added 1/4 tsp of salt. This dish will be a regular with me from now on. Thanks!

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    • on February 01, 2009


      Very easy and healthy to make. I doubled the recipe and it's just the right amount for 2 servings as a main dish. I think I overdid the Tabasco ;) - make sure to add some to taste, as the cayenne already gives it a kick. I also added salt and pepper, and was able to use a whole can of corn since I doubled the recipe. I will be making this again

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    • on September 16, 2013


      When you want quick and easy, turn to couscous .... and versatile too! and healthy! Lovely recipe, thanks for sharing, made for I Recommend tag game

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    Nutritional Facts for Spontaneous Couscous

    Serving Size: 1 (478 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 356.2
    Calories from Fat 52
    Total Fat 5.7 g
    Saturated Fat 0.8 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 50.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 69.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 7.7 g
    Sugars 8.4 g
    Protein 10.6 g

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