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Toasted Couscous Vegetable Pilaf

Main Ingredient: 
Makes: 
4 Servings

Side dishes can be become boring with the same old rice and potato dishes. Using couscous makes a new appearance on the plate and it goes with everything you could think of!

Ingredients: 

1 cup (250 mL) couscous
1 cup (250 mL) sodium reduced vegetable broth
1/2 cup (125 mL) orange juice
1 small clove garlic, minced
1/4 tsp (1 mL) saffron threads
1 small zucchini, grated
1 small red pepper, diced
2 tbsp (25 mL) chopped fresh Italian parsley

Directions: 

In non-stick skillet, set on medium heat toast couscous, stirring often for about 5 minutes or until golden.

In small saucepan bring stock, orange juice, garlic and saffron to boil. Add toasted couscous, zucchini and red pepper. Stir, cover and remove from heat. Let stand for 5 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Sprinkle with parsley and fluff with fork.

Nutrition Facts per serving:

Calories: 
201
Fat: 
0 g
Saturated: 
0 g
Cholesterol: 
0 g
Sodium: 
45 mg
Potassium: 
253 mg
Carbohydrates: 
42 g
Fibre: 
2 g
Protein: 
6 g

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Toasted Couscous Vegetable Pilaf

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