Steamed Couscous

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95% would make this recipe again

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Cooking : 5 min
210 calories/serving


2/3 cup water 170 mL
1/8 tsp salt 0.4 g
1 tsp olive oil 5 mL
2/3 cup couscous, whole wheat 100 g


Pour the water into a saucepan, then bring it to a rolling boil. Add the salt and oil. Remove the saucepan from heat then slowly pour in the couscous while stirring gently. Cover for 2 min, until the couscous has swelled and all the water is absorbed. Add a little more water if the couscous looks too dry. Serve.


1-2 pats of butter can also be added, if you wish.

Nutrition Facts Table

per 1 serving (170 g)


% Daily Value




3 g

4 %

Saturated 0.4 g
+ Trans 0 g

2 %


0 mg


110 mg

4 %


39 g

13 %


4 g

16 %


0 g

Net Carbs

35 g


6 g

Vitamin A

0 %

Vitamin C

0 %


1 %


5 %


This recipe is :
Diet-related health claims  :
Artery-healthy, Heart-healthy
Excellent source of  :
Good source of  :
Source of  :
Folacin, Magnesium, Manganese, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin B1, Vitamin E
Low  :
Fat, Saturated Fat, Sodium
Free  :
Cholesterol, Sugar, Trans Fat


1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Starches 2 ½
Fats ½

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october 06, 2012 | I would make this recipe again

I am allergic to Wheat and Gluten, so I purchase Lundberg Brown Rice Couscous which is really very good. I would never use this recipe though as I can't eat it.

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