Couscous Pilaf

Looking for a couscous recipe? Then check out this pilaf packed with mushroom, bell pepper and nuts - a side or main dish that can be made ready in 40 minutes!

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 40 min
  • Servings 2

Ingredients

3/4
cup uncooked couscous
1
cup chicken broth
1
tablespoon butter or margarine
3
ounces fresh mushrooms, chopped (1/2 cup)
1/4
cup chopped cashews or pecans
1/3
cup chopped green bell pepper
1
medium tomato, chopped (2/3 cup)
1/2
teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2
teaspoon ground coriander
1/2
teaspoon garlic salt
2
green onions, chopped
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°. Spray round nonstick baking pan, 9 x 1 1/2 inches, or square baking dish, 8 x 8 x 2 inches, with cooking spray.
  • 2 Mix couscous and broth in pan; cover with aluminum foil. Bake 10 minutes; fluff with fork.
  • 3 Meanwhile, heat butter in 10- inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Sauté mushrooms, cashews and bell pepper until bell pepper is crisp-tender; remove from heat. Stir in remaining ingredients. Stir vegetable mixture into couscous in pan.
  • 4 Bake pilaf, uncovered, 10 minutes longer or until couscous is slightly brown.

Expert Tips

This flavorful medley makes three side-dish servings or two meatless main-dish servings. As a side, try it with broiled lamb chops rubbed with fresh or dried herbs.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
380
(
Calories from Fat
145),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
16g
16%
(Saturated Fat
6g,
6%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
260mg
260%;
Total Carbohydrate
63g
63%
(Dietary Fiber
6g
6%
),
Protein
15g
15%
;
% Daily Value*:
Iron
16%;
Exchanges:
4 Starch; 1 Vegetable; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.