TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1/4 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup shredded carrot
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 3/4 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 3/4 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup uncooked couscous

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 160 calories, 4g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 240mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1 starch, 1/2 fat.


  1. In a saucepan, saute onion in oil for 1 minute. Stir in the mushrooms, carrot, garlic and ginger. Cook and stir until vegetables are almost tender. Stir in the broth, soy sauce and lemon juice. Bring to a boil. Stir in couscous. Remove from the heat; cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Vegetable Couscous in Cooking for One or Two Cookbook 2003, p250

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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