Couscous Pilaf

Israeli Salad 150 Author: Canadian Living Credits: Israeli Salad 150

Israeli couscous, also referred to as pearl, Middle Eastern or maftoul, is a pearl-size pasta that cooks just like other pasta. Look for it in Jewish and fine-food stores.

  • Portion size 6 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: December 2010

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/2 small onion diced
  • 2 cups Israeli couscous
  • 1 cup sodium-reduced chicken broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup dried apricot sliced
  • 2 tablespoons golden raisins
  • 1/4 cup sliced green olive

Method

In saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat; fry almonds until golden, 1 to 2 minutes. With slotted spoon, transfer to paper towel.

Add onion to pan; fry until softened and golden, about 6 minutes.

Add couscous; cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Stir in broth and water; bring to boil. Stir in apricots and raisins. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and simmer until no liquid remains, about 18 minutes.

Stir in olives and almonds.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Sodium 197 mg
  • Protein 9 g
  • Calories 298.0
  • Total fat 8 g
  • Potassium 229 mg
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Saturated fat 1 g
  • Total carbohydrate 48 g

%RDI

  • Iron 8.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 13.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 3.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 2.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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