dish
Basic Couscous

1
Serves
128
Calories
11
Nutrients
6
Vitamins

Ingredients

3 tablespoons couscous
1 1/2 tablespoons cold water
pinch of salt
1 1/2 tablespoons hot water

Cooking Instructions

1. Place a shallow metal colander inside a heavy-bottomed pot with a tight-fitting lid. If the colander's holes are big enough for the couscous to fall through, line it with a piece of dampened cheesecloth. Add an inch of water to the pot. Bring the liquid to a simmer.

2. In a medium-size bowl, combine the couscous with the oil and stir well.

3. Pour the couscous into the colander, cover and steam for 15-20 minutes.

4. Remove the colander from the pot, pour the couscous into the bowl and stir in the cold water, breaking up all lumps with a fork. Return the mixture to the colander, set it in the pot and steam an additional 15-20 minutes.

5. Transfer the couscous to the bowl once again, stir in the salt and hot water, breaking up the lumps with a fork.

6. Pour the couscous back into the colander, cover and steam until tender, about 20 minutes.

Serving Size: 1/2 cup

Nutrition Information

Number of Servings: 1
Calories
128
Protein
4 g
Total Carbohydrate
22 g
Dietary Fiber
1 g
Soluble Fiber
0 g
Insoluble Fiber
1 g
Sugar
1 g
Total Fat
2 g
Saturated Fat
0 g
Monounsaturated Fat
2 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0 g
Trans Fatty Acid (tfa)
0 g
Cholesterol
0 mg
Omega-3 Fatty Acid
0 g
Omega-6 Fatty Acid
0 g
Percent Calories from Protein
12 %
Percent Calories from Carbohydrate
71 %
Percent Calories from Fat
17 %
Vitamin A
0 IU
Vitamin B1- Thiamin
0 mg
Vitamin B2 - Riboflavin
0 mg
Vitamin B3 - Niacin
1 mg
Vitamin B6
0 mg
Vitamin B12
0 mcg
Biotin
0 mcg
Vitamin C
0 mg
Vitamin D
0 IU
Folate
6 mcg
Vitamin E
0 IU
Vitamin K
0 mcg
Pantothenic Acid
0 mg
Calcium
7 mg
Iron
0 mg
Phosphorus
49 mg
Potassium
48 mg
Sodium
101 mg
Zinc
0 mg