Basic Couscous

1
Serves
128
Calories
18
Nutrients
19
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
Total Carbohydrate
22
Dietary Fiber
1
Soluble Fiber
0
Insoluble Fiber
1
Sugar
1
Total Fat
2
Saturated Fat
0
Monounsaturated Fat
2
Polyunsaturated Fat
0
Trans Fatty Acid (tfa)
0
Cholesterol
0
Omega-3 Fatty Acid
0
Omega-6 Fatty Acid
0
Percent Calories from Protein
12
Percent Calories from Carbohydrate
71
Percent Calories from Fat
17

Vitamin A
0
Vitamin B1- Thiamin
0
Vitamin B2 - Riboflavin
0
Vitamin B3 - Niacin
1
Vitamin B6
0
Vitamin B12
0
Biotin
0
Vitamin C
0
Vitamin D
0
Folate
6
Vitamin E
0
Vitamin K
0
Pantothenic Acid
0
Calcium
7
Iron
0
Phosphorus
49
Potassium
48
Sodium
101
Zinc
0