Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 5 mins

I worked this out trying to make a South Beach Diet substitute for Mexican Rice.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (5 1/2 ounce) boxof near east original couscous or 34 cup uncooked couscous
  • 1 12 cups low-fat beef broth
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 12 teaspoons cumin
  • 12 teaspoon coriander
  • 12 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 tablespoon dried onion flakes
  • 12 teaspoon cayenne
  • 12 teaspoon cilantro


  1. Bring beef broth, olive oil and spices to a boil.
  2. Add couscous, stir, remove from heat and cover.
  3. Let stand 5 minutes, fluff and serve.
  4. You can also add drained, cooked black beans if you wish.
  5. Unfortunately, corn is not allowed on the South Beach Diet.


Most Helpful

This was my first time using couscous & it worked great! I used the whole wheat kind & used sodium free chicken broth. Everything else I pretty much followed to a "t!" Thank u very much for sharing; went great with my chimichanga!

LUVMY2BOYS July 11, 2007

This is an excellant recipe, very tasty and satisfying. I agree about the salt, it does need a little dab.

Barbara Packard June 16, 2005

One of the quickest and easiest great recipes I have ever made. Served it as a side with BBQ pork ribs. Since we are not on a low carb diet, I did add corn...Yum!

Nick'sMom June 05, 2005

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