QUICK COUSCOUS PILAF

Add some interest to your evening starch with this vegetable-studded pilaf. Couscous cooks up more quickly than rice, making this a good bet for busy weeknight dinners.

Yield: Serves 3 - 4.

QUICK COUSCOUS PILAF

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) olive oil
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) finely chopped carrot
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) finely chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) finely chopped onion
  • 1 can (10 oz / 284 mL) chicken broth
  • 1 cup (250 mL) couscous
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) chopped fresh parsley

Directions

  1. Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Add carrot, celery and onion. Saute until vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in broth and bring to a boil. Stir in couscous, salt and pepper.
  4. Cover; remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes.
  5. Fluff couscous mixture with a fork. Stir in parsley.
Nutritional analysis per serving:

220 calories, 4.2 g fat, 7.5 g protein, 37.4 g carbohydrate, 3.2 g fibre, 210 mg sodium

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