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Orange Couscous with Almonds, Raisins and Mint

Try something new with couscous!

This dish can be served on its own or with chicken, beef or sautéed vegetables.

Ingredients

  • 1¼ cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons raisins
  • 1 cup whole-wheat couscous
  • 1 tablespoon fresh mint, rinsed, dried and chopped (or 1 teaspoon dried)
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted sliced almonds, toasted
  • 1 medium orange, rinsed, for 1 tablespoon zest (use a grater to take a thin layer of skin off the orange)

Put your own spin on this recipe by experimenting with other healthy mix-ins like grapes.

 Directions

  1. Combine chicken broth and raisins in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat.
  2. Add couscous, and return to a boil. Cover and remove from the heat.
  3. Let the saucepan stand for about 5 minutes, until the couscous has absorbed all of the broth.
  4. Meanwhile, toast almonds in a toaster oven on a foil-lined tray for about 5 minutes, or until golden brown.
  5. Remove the lid and fluff the couscous with a fork. Gently mix in the mint, almonds and orange zest. Serve immediately.

Number of servings: 4