This is my own creation. It is both tasty and healthy. It looks great on Christmas plates. The couscous is off-white, the peppers are green and red; the colors of Christmas. Taste and you'll know why it is my favorite recipe.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place dry couscous, red and green peppers, and Parmesan cheese in 2 quart saucepan. Mix well.

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  • In a large saucepan, bring water to a boil. Stir in butter. Pour water into saucepan with couscous mixture. Cover for about 5 minutes. When you remove cover, couscous will be ready. Fluff with a wooden spoon.

Nutrition Facts

212.5 calories; 7.6 g protein; 34.3 g carbohydrates; 12 mg cholesterol; 102.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (11)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/17/2012
This was pretty good. I sauteed the bell peppers with minced garlic in the butter and then added equal parts of water and couscous along with the parmesan cheese. At the table we seasoned it with salt and pepper and it went great with our spinach stuffed salmon. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/29/2006
I liked this recipe because it was very simple. However I gave it a 3 because I agree with the first reviewer about it being bland. I added garlic but I think the recipe could be approved on more by adding some spices. Read More
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14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
01/17/2012
This was pretty good. I sauteed the bell peppers with minced garlic in the butter and then added equal parts of water and couscous along with the parmesan cheese. At the table we seasoned it with salt and pepper and it went great with our spinach stuffed salmon. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/28/2006
I liked this recipe because it was very simple. However I gave it a 3 because I agree with the first reviewer about it being bland. I added garlic but I think the recipe could be approved on more by adding some spices. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/17/2012
This was pretty good. I sauteed the bell peppers with minced garlic in the butter and then added equal parts of water and couscous along with the parmesan cheese. At the table we seasoned it with salt and pepper and it went great with our spinach stuffed salmon. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/12/2003
My husband & I found this to be incredibly bland. Garlic or some sort of spice would make a big difference. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2007
This was a very nice festive looking side dish for my New Years Eve party. The taste was pretty good but as others commented could use just a bit of perking up. No complaints from any guests though. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/21/2004
This recipe works great as a side dish. I used feta cheese instead of Parmesan cheese and I added raisons to give it a little more flavor. My only real problem with this type of couscous is that I find it can be a little dry. As a result I like to serve it with a main dish that has sauce. I have had comments from some that they would have liked a dressing perhaps a vinigrette or something of that nature. All in all it is a great recipe and the green and red peppers definitely make it a christmas side dish. Cheers Glen Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/15/2007
This is a good way to dress up couscous! But I had to figure out how much 6 oz. was. So I went with 1 Cup. Then I used only 1 1/2 C. water. 4 Cups would have drowned it. Also took advice of others and added garlic powder and pepper. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/10/2009
Instead of water I used chicken broth and also added garlic powder as others recommended. Then this made a pretty good side dish. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/12/2003
I thought this was really easy and fast to make. Very tasty. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2008
Mmm Mmm Good! I loved this. It was quick easy and tastes great! Also tastes great with chopped tomatoes and mozzarella cheese! Read More
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