Alicia Silverstone's Moroccan Couscous with Saffron Recipe

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Makes 6 servings



Alicia Silverstone's Moroccan Couscous with Saffron

Recipe Ingredients for Alicia Silverstone's Moroccan Couscous with Saffron

2 cups butternut squash, cut into 1/4 to 1/2-inch cubes
2 cups yellow onion, large dice
1 1/2 cups carrots, cut into 1/4 to 1/2-inch cubes
1 1/2 cups zucchini, cut into 3/4-inch cubes
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 tsp sea salt
1 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
1 1/2 cups vegetable broth
2 tablespoons butter
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon saffron threads
1 1/2 cups whole wheat couscous
2 scallions, white and green parts, chopped

Recipe Directions for Alicia Silverstone's Moroccan Couscous with Saffron

  1. 1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

  2. 2. Place the squash, onion, carrots, and zucchini on a baking sheet and toss with the olive oil, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1 teaspoon pepper.

  3. 3. Roast for 25 to 30 minutes, turning once with a spatula about midway through.

  4. 4. While the vegetables roast, bring the vegetable broth to a boil in a saucepan.

  5. 5. Remove the pan from the heat, and stir in the butter, remaining 1/2 teaspoon pepper, cumin, saffron, and salt to taste.

  6. 6. Cover the pan and steep for 15 minutes.

  7. 7. Scrape the roasted vegetables and their juices into a large bowl, and add the couscous.

  8. 8. Bring the vegetable broth back to a boil, and pour over the couscous mixture all at once.

  9. 9. Cover tightly with a plate and allow to stand for 15 minutes.

  10. 10. Add the scallions, toss the couscous and vegetables with a fork, and serve

Categories

Main Dish, Vegetarian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 259.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
296
Calories from Fat
87
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
9.7g
15%
Saturated Fat
3.2g
16%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
557mg
23%
Potassium
458mg
13%
Total Carbohydrates
48.9g
16%
Dietary Fiber
6.7g
27%
Sugars
5.5g
Protein
8.9g
Vitamin A 196% Vitamin C 34%
Calcium 7% Iron 13%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B
  Good points
  • Low in cholesterol
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin C
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