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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 181.5
  • Total Fat: 9.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 16.2 mg
  • Sodium: 312.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 21.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.1 g
  • Protein: 4.2 g

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Couscous with dried cherries and almonds

Submitted by: GIRANIMAL

Introduction

Another based on a Cook's Illustrated recipe, but tweaked for size and on-hand ingredients. (I made this to serve only 4 and swapped in almonds for their pecans.) Another based on a Cook's Illustrated recipe, but tweaked for size and on-hand ingredients. (I made this to serve only 4 and swapped in almonds for their pecans.)
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    2 Tbsp. unsalted butter
    1 cup whole-wheat couscous
    3/4 cup water
    1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
    1/2 tsp. salt
    Ground black pepper
    1 tsp. ground garam masala
    1/8 tsp. cayenne
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    1/4 cup chopped dried cherries
    1/4 cup chopped toasted almonds
    2 small scallions, chopped
    1-2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice

Directions

Heat butter in medium saucepan over medium-high heat. When foaming subsides, add couscous, garlic, garam masala, cayenne and cherries and cook, stirring frequently, until grains are just beginning to brown, about 5 minutes. Add water, broth and salt; stir briefly to combine, cover and remove pan from heat. Let stand until grains are tender, about 7 minutes, Uncover and fluff with fork. Stir in almonds, scallions and lemon juice, season to taste with pepper and serve.

Serves 4 as a side dish.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user GIRANIMAL.





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