Whole-grain Couscous With Green Onions and Garlic
Choose the whole-wheat version, and you’ll enjoy more fiber, vitamins and minerals. Onions and garlic increase the disease-fighting and antioxidant properties. Look for boxed couscous near the rice or in the specialty foods section of supermarkets.
Makes 6 servings (6 cups, 1 cup per serving)
1 box (12 ounces) whole-wheat couscous
1½ tablespoons olive oil
¾ cup finely chopped green onions
3 large garlic cloves, finely minced
Salt to taste
1. Prepare couscous according to package directions, adding olive oil and garlic along with water.
2. Stir green onions in cooked couscous immediately before serving.
3. Salt to taste.
Nutrition facts (per serving)
8 g protein
46 g carbohydrates
3 g fat (trace of saturated)
0 mg cholesterol
3 mg sodium
33 mg calcium
2 mg iron
125 IU vitamin A
3 mg vitamin C
Kim Galeaz is a registered dietitian and owner of Galeaz Food & Nutrition Communications based in Indianapolis and Jacksonville, Fla. As a culinary-nutrition consultant, writer and spokesperson for the food, beverage and agriculture industry, Kim is passionate about blending great taste with good health in all her culinary creations.