Cranberry Couscous

Cranberry Couscous
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Recipe type: Side Dishes – Carbs
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Serves: 4
 
This is a slightly sweet side dish with some added crunch from the pistachio nuts. Easy to prepare; Low sodium; Low cholesterol.
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ¼ cup chopped white onion
  • 1½ cups cranberry juice cocktail, heated to a simmer
  • 1 cup couscous
  • ¼ cup chopped pistachios
  • 2 scallions green parts only
  • ½ cup sweetened dried cranberries
  • salt and pepper (to taste)
Instructions
  1. In a medium saucepan add olive oil.
  2. Add the white onion, sweetened dried cranberries and pistachios, and saute gently over low heat until onion is translucent and slightly fragrant.
  3. Add the couscous and the warm cranberry juice cocktail.
  4. Stir with a fork to combine, cover.
  5. Let sit for 10 minutes.
  6. Add the scallions.
  7. Fluff with fork.
  8. Season, to taste, with salt and pepper. Toss gently to combine.
  9. Turn into serving dish.
  10. Serve hot
Nutrition Information
Calories: 40 Fat: 10.7g Saturated fat: 5.75g Carbohydrates: 70g Sugar: 28.5g Sodium: 31.25mg Fiber: 5g Protein: 7.2g Cholesterol: 0mg