Sunday, July 1, 2012
For those who are not familiar with couscous, it is a wheat grain that fluffs up like rice when it is cooked. A nice plus to couscous is that takes only 5 minutes to cook.
Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 10 minutes
4 cups sliced fresh mushrooms (approx. 3/4 pound)
1/2 cup of chopped onions
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 cup of water
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
2/3 cup of couscous, uncooked
1) Coat a large saucepan with cooking spray; place over medium high heat, until hot. Add mushrooms, onions, and garlic; sauté until tender. Stir in water, salt, and pepper; bring to a boil. Remove saucepan from heat.
2) Stir in couscous; cover and let stand 5 mins. or until couscous is tender and liquid is absorbed. Fluff couscous with a fork.
Provides: 4 (1 cup) servings.
Nutritional value per serving: Calories: 143 (5% from fat) Protein: 6.1 grams
Carbohydrates: 29.5 grams Fiber: 2.6 grams Cholesterol: 0 mg Sodium: 153 mg