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Couscous is a tiny pasta that is cooked and served like a grain. It is quick and easy to make.

Yields: Serves 6


1 1/2 cups boiling water or vegetable broth

1 cup couscous

1/2 tsp salt

1-2 tsp fresh cilantro or parsley, optional

PER SERVING: 113 calories; 0.2 g fat; 0 g saturated fat; 1.5% calories from fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 3.8 g protein; 23.2 g carbohydrate; 0.6 g sugar; 1.5 g fiber; 201 mg sodium; 9 mg calcium; 0.3 mg iron; 0 mg vitamin C; 1 mcg beta-carotene; 0 mg vitamin E


Combine the boiling water, couscous, and salt in a saucepan or heatproof bowl. Remove from the heat, cover, and let stand for 10 to 15 minutes. Fluff with a fork before serving.

Stored in a covered container in the refrigerator, leftover Couscous will keep for up to 3 days.

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