Cranberry Couscous Recipe
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Cranberry Couscous Recipe

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Although it looks like a grain, couscous is actually a type of pasta. The couscous pellets cook very quickly due to their small size. You’ll find it near the Middle Eastern or Mediterranean foods.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1-1/2 cups uncooked couscous
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons chopped green onions

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 202 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 5 mg cholesterol, 295 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 7 g protein.

Directions

  1. Bring broth and butter to a boil in a large saucepan. Stir in the couscous, cranberries and onions. Remove from the heat. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes or until broth is absorbed. Fluff with a fork. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Cranberry Couscous in Weeknight Cooking Made Easy Annual 2005, p258

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 202 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 5 mg cholesterol, 295 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 7 g protein.

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Reviewed Sep. 2, 2012

"This couscous is absolutely delicious! I made homemade chicken stock and added extra cranberries and onions and just a pinch of salt. The result was amazing. I will definitely make this again."

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Reviewed Jan. 2, 2012

"I had some leftover mulled cranberry drink and dried cherries from the Christmas holiday, so I substituted the broth and cranberries with these ingredients. It had a very pleasant fruity flavor and was a nice breakfast treat. I'm sure it would be equally good as a side dish with chicken or pork."

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Reviewed Jul. 5, 2011

"GRRRRREAT!"

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Reviewed Apr. 7, 2011

"One of my favorite recipes I've made countless times since it was published in 2005. It was one of those recipes that (at the time) I thought the combination of ingredients was so weird/unusual that I just had to try it. And I've loved it ever since!"

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Reviewed Jul. 12, 2010

"I served this side with Spinach and Mushroom Smothered Chicken-good compliment and healthy and quick like the chicken recipe. I have used couscous and small alphabet pasta when I was out of couscous."

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