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Nutritional Info
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 213.9
  • Total Fat: 6.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 490.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 34.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.5 g
  • Protein: 5.6 g

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Countryside Couscous


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Introduction

Couscous is a staple of North African cuisine and can be found anywhere from Middle Eastern markets to your local supermarket in the pasta or dried beans aisle. Couscous is a staple of North African cuisine and can be found anywhere from Middle Eastern markets to your local supermarket in the pasta or dried beans aisle.

Ingredients

    1 can (14- 1/2 ounce) fat-free vegetable broth1/4 cup water1 tablespoon dried minced onion1 teaspoon ground coriander1/2 teaspoon sweet paprika1/4 teaspoon each ground cinnamon and ground red (cayenne) pepper1/2 cup (2-1/2 ounce package) pine nuts1/4 cup each dried apricots and cranberries, chopped1 package (10 ounce) couscous (about 1-2/3 cups)2 tablespoons fresh parsley leaves, chopped

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Directions

In medium saucepan, bring all ingredients except couscous and parsley to boil over high heat. Stir in couscous; remove from heat. Cover and let stand 5 minutes; stir in parsley.

Makes 8 (2/3 cup) servings.

Recipe courtesy of National Pork Board

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This was SO delicious; the only thing it needs is some moisture. I'm playing with variations of olive oil, spread, and some healthy sauces. I served it with a little lean pork. My hubby and I are going to make it for our 5th wedding anniversary garden party. It is easy, fast, and inexpensive. - 3/1/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I made this exactly according to the recipe except I chose Whole Wheat Couscous. Very Good. Couscous can be dry and kinda boring, but not this. Very tasty. Will make again for sure. - 2/27/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    YUMMM!! Even my 2 yr old liked it. A keeper! - 1/25/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This was an excellent recipe. I served it with pork tenderloin for a company meal and it is definitely a recipe I will make again. - 1/22/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Made it using whole wheat organic couscous-family loved it. They prefer this over brown rice. Expected it to be spicy with the crushed red pepper but wasn't. Excellent! - 2/1/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    A little on the dry side, but some extra broth helps! - 1/29/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I'm diabetic and this has some good carbs making it a good and flavorful side dish. I left out the cinnamon and pine nuts, but added frozen mixed veggies and garlic which I sauted together before adding it to the couscous mixture. Chopped chestnuts added crunch. - 1/21/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I added raisins instead of cranberries and used pecans instead of pinenuts. Absolutely adored this recipe and have shared it with family. I am a diabetic and always looking for flavorful, natural things and this recipe rocked my world. Served it with marinated chicken breasts. - 1/19/08

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I make something something very similar. I haven't used the apricots, but currants and tumeric are nice additions. There are many possible additions shredded carrots, poached chicken, black olives, etc. - 1/18/08

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I replace the dried onion with minced, browned for better flavor if you have the time. - 1/18/08

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I loved this but didn't put the pine nuts in. I'm counting calories and the pine nuts adds 385 calories, it's delicious without them. - 1/21/09

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Modified to use quinoa instead of couscous - whole grain and has a nice little 'bite' to it, texture wise. Used dried cherries instead of cranberries and forgot the parsley I'd bought especially for it (oh well) but it was delicious and a bit hit with my husband as well. - 7/22/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this and it was great!! - 7/22/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    A very nice change from rice. - 7/22/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Extra stock helps the texture, as does the fresh dry fried onion and some chopped spring onion at theend. - 1/18/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This recipe was a little dry. But I think a little extra water will make it fine. It was a good recipe overall. - 3/21/07

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  • Very tasty - even though I didn't have dried cranberries & apricots, I subbed currants. - 12/17/10

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  • This was delicious - 1/19/10

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  • I'm looking for healthy recipes to serve when the family visits. This sounds like a good one to try. - 5/15/09

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  • Hm, with all the good ratings I'll give it a go!! - 5/15/09

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  • I WILL BE TRYING THIS DISH AN HERITAGE FOOD DAY THIS COMING FRIDAY.
    WITH ALL THE POSITIVE REVIEWS I CAN ONLY EXPECT THIS TO BE A GREAT IDEA. - 5/3/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I'd like to try this, as it sounds really tasty. I will have to make one substitution, tho. DH has a nut allergy, so I will use sunflower seeds rather than pine nuts. It shouldn't alter the basic flavors that sound so good in this easy recipe. - 3/10/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I do not know if cranberries will be any good. I will try. I am up for new things:) thanks for the recipe - 3/10/09

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I have a rice allergy (you would be surprised how many people do) so I eat cous cous quite often. This is a nice take on it. - 3/10/09

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    sounds good. - 3/10/09

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