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Mushroom Veggie Couscous Recipe

In her Howell, Michigan kitchen, Ann Berger dresses up quick-cooking couscous with mushrooms, green onions and carrot. Seasoned with white wine, thyme and garlic, it's a comforting menu addition that complements most any main course.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:9 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup white wine or additional reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 package (10 ounces) couscous
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, shredded
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted

Directions

  • 1. In a small saucepan, bring broth and wine or additional broth to a boil. Stir in couscous. Cover and remove from the heat; let stand for 5 minutes.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet, saute onion and garlic in oil for 2 minutes. Add mushrooms; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Add the carrot, green onions, parsley, salt, thyme and pepper; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Fluff couscous with a fork; stir into vegetable mixture. Sprinkle with almonds. Yield: 9 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 184 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 258 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 6 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.