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Tomato Pea Couscous Recipe
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Tomato Pea Couscous Recipe

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I modified a recipe I found in a magazine, keeping good nutrition in mind. With a hint of cumin and other mellow flavors, this is a quick-to-fix that's ideal with many entrees.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth or vegetable broth
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped seeded tomato
  • 3/4 cup uncooked couscous

Nutritional Facts

One serving (3/4 cup) equals 184 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 182 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 6 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1/2 fat.

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, saute onion and garlic in oil until tender. Stir in cumin; cook and stir for 30 seconds. Stir in the broth, peas and tomato. Cook for 1-2 minutes or until peas are almost tender. Stir in couscous; cover. Remove from the heat; let stand for 5 minutes. Fluff with fork. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Tomato Pea Couscous in Light & Tasty October/November 2004, p13

Nutritional Facts

One serving (3/4 cup) equals 184 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 182 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 6 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1/2 fat.

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Reviewed Feb. 16, 2014

Its an excellent dish, and as per another review, my cookbook recipe suggested a 1/2 cup ground cumin. The above amount (1/2tsp) was used. Its perfect for dinner or lunch. I don't know if I would make it for company but I'm thrilled at how easy it was. I used Tofu to make it a full meal.

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Reviewed Feb. 20, 2012

This recipe is so easy to make and it received rave reviews from my guests. A do over, for sure. I would not alter the recipe one bit.

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Reviewed Jan. 3, 2011

In the taste of home cookbook, Cooks who care, p.328, there is a missprint it calls for 1/2 a cup of cumin. We didn't use that much ofcourse, but still not too impressed

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