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North African Couscous

North African Couscous

North African Couscous with quick cooking couscous cooked in chicken broth with carrots, onions and raisins. A pinch of cayenne finishes it off.


1 tablespoon butter
1 cup quick-cooking couscous
1 cup homemade chicken broth
OR 1 cup canned reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 small carrot, thinly sliced
1 small onion, thinly sliced
1/4 cup dark seedless raisins
Pinch of cayenne pepper


Melt the butter in a medium saucepan. Add the couscous and mix to coat the grains with butter.

Add the chicken broth and bring to a boil. Cover and remove from the heat; let stand for 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, prepare a skillet with non-stick pan spray; add the carrot and onion. Cook for about five minutes, or until the onion is tender.

Stir the onions, carrots, and raisins into the couscous. Add the cayenne.

Nutrition Information

Recipe makes 6 servings.
Serving size: 1/2 cup
Calories: 245; Total Fat: 4g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 76g; Carbohydrates: 46g; Protein: 7g; Fiber: 3g

Exchanges per serving: 3 Starch

Did You Know?

Couscous is a good low-fat source of complex carbohydrates.

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