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