Couscous is a very quick-to-prepare grain side dish. Because it is precooked, it can be ready to eat in less than ten minutes. Pair it up with apples spiced with cinnamon and you have a healthful and tasty side dish or snack.
1 16-ounce can apples, divided
1 tablespoon butter
1 10-ounce package couscous (7/8 cup)
3 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, or to taste
Drain fruit, reserving juice. Pour juice into measuring cup and add water to equal 2 cups.
Prepare couscous according to package directions using the fruit juice and butter.
Dice fruit; add to couscous.
Combine sugar and cinnamon and mix with couscous. Place in serving bowl and sprinkle with additional cinnamon, if desired.
Serve at room temperature or chilled.
Yield: 6 servings
Serving size: 1/2 cup
Calories: 271; Fat: 2g; Saturated fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 5mg; Carbohydrates: 56mg Protein: 6g; Fiber: 5mg; Sodium: 22mg.
Diabetic Exchange: 3 fruit
Source: Wheat Foods Council
Did You Know?
Once cooked, couscous can be served hot with a favorite sauce, stew, stir-fry, chilled or stirred into marinated salads with vegetables or even fruit. It also can be used in many of your favorite recipes as a substitute for rice or pasta. When prepared, couscous remains fluffy and separate, and readily takes on the flavors of the other foods cooked or served with it.
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