Sunday, July 1, 2012

Mushroom Couscous





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




Ingredients:

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


Directions:

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

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