Quick Couscous with Raisins and Carrots

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I make this when I need a quick side dish for chicken or pork. If you make couscous (a Middle Eastern pasta) a pantry staple, you usually have all the ingredients on hand! Add other veggies (zucchini, corn, peas, etc.) to make it your own.

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Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup butter

  • 2 carrots, diced

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • ½ cup chicken broth

  • 1 ½ cups water

  • 1 ½ cups uncooked couscous

  • ¼ cup raisins

Directions

  1. Heat the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat, and cook and stir the carrots and onion until the carrots begin to soften and the onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Pour in the chicken broth and water, and bring the mixture to a boil. Stir in the couscous, mixing well to avoid lumps, cover, and remove from the heat. Let the couscous stand covered until the water is absorbed, about 5 minutes.

  2. Stir in the raisins, and serve hot.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

264 Calories
8g Fat
42g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 264
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 76mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 42g 15%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 3mg 14%
Calcium 28mg 2%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 212mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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