Lebanese Couscous with Garlic and Oil

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 16
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 202.1
  • Total Fat: 4.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 35.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 33.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.0 g
  • Protein: 6.1 g

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Mograbiyeh is sort of like couscous and sort of like pasta. Mograbiyeh is sort of like couscous and sort of like pasta.
Number of Servings: 16


    1 Pound (4 Cups) Lebanese Couscous (Mograbiyeh) Dry
    1/3 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
    3 Tbl Garlic, thinly sliced
    1/4 Tsp Red Pepper Flakes


Bring a large pot of salted water (~2 Tbl) to a boil. Add the Mograbiyeh and cook until tender, approximately 30 minutes. Retain 1 1/2 cup of the cooking liquid in a separate bowl. Drain off the remainder of the liquid.

In the now empty pot, heat oil over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook until just beginning to color, approximately 2 minutes. Add the pepper flakes and swirl around in the pan for about 20-30 seconds. Garlic should be lightly golden, but do not let the garlic turn brown.

Carefully add the reserved cooking water to the garlic and oil and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce to a simmer and add 1 tsp of salt. Cook until the liquid is reduced by about a third.

Add the Mograbiyeh back to the pot and toss well to coat and reheat.

Serving Size: 16 1/2 Cup Servings