Veggies & Couscous

Veggies & Couscous
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2 main-dish or 4 side-dish serving
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  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 small carrot, thinly sliced (1/4 cup)
  • 1/4 cup chopped green sweet pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Dash bottled hot pepper sauce
  • 1/2 cup spinach, coarsely chopped
  • 1/3 cup quick-cooking couscous
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 6 cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 2 tablespoons finely shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup shredded reduced-fat or regular mozzarella cheese
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How to Make Herbed Couscous with Vegetables

When you are wanting a quick cooking side dish go to this herbed couscous with vegetables, which can be made in under 20 minutes.

In a 1-quart microwave-safe casserole stir together broth, carrot, sweet pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and bottled hot pepper sauce. Micro-cook, covered, on 100 percent power (high) for 2 to 3 minutes or until carrots are just tender, stirring once. Stir in spinach, couscous, and lemon juice.
Cook, covered, on high for 1 to 1-1/2 minutes more or until spinach is just wilted and couscous has absorbed liquid. Stir in tomatoes, Parmesan, and cilantro. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Let stand, covered, 1 minute or until cheese is melted. Makes 2 main-dish or 4 side-dish servings.

nutrition information

Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 204, Fat, total (g) 4, chol. (mg) 12, sat. fat (g) 2, carb. (g) 30, fiber (g) 4, pro. (g) 11, vit. A (RE) 598, vit. C (mg) 30, sodium (mg) 299, calcium (mg) 182, iron (mg) 1, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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