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Morocan Couscous Recipe

Looking for an easy Morocan Couscous recipe? Learn how to make Morocan Couscous using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by Ownedby2cats

Makes 15 servings



Quick & Easy to prepare - great cold too

Recipe Ingredients for Morocan Couscous

1 cup chicken stock
1 1/4 cups water
3 teaspoons vegetable oil
1 1/2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
300 g couscous
1 1/4 teaspoons ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/8 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 red onion, cut in half and thinly sliced
75 g red capsicum
75 g green capsicum
75 g yellow capsicum, cut into 2cm pieces
2 zucchinis, halved lengthwise and cut into 2cm pieces
1 cup raisins
1 tbsp orange zest
800 g chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup orange juice
1 1/2 cups chicken stock
3 tbsp chopped fresh mint

Recipe Directions for Morocan Couscous

  1. Bring the stock, 1 1/4 cups water, oil, lemon zest, cumin and a pinch of salt to the boil in a large saucepan. Add the couscous, return to the boil, then remove from the heat, cover and stand for 5 minutes.

  2. Place a large, heavy bottomed pot over medium heat. Stir in the cumin, ginger, cloves, cayenne, cardamom, coriander, and allspice; gently toast until fragrant, about 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in oil and onion, cook until softened. Stir in the capsicum, and zucchini; cook for 5 minutes. Stir in the raisins, salt, zest, and chickpeas.

  3. Pour in the chicken stock and orange juice; turn heat to high and bring to a boil. When the mixture is boiling, stir in the couscous and remove from heat; cover, and let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork, and fold in chopped mint.

Categories

Side Dish, Advance

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 204.4g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
334
Calories from Fat
49
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
5.5g
8%
Saturated Fat
0.7g
4%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
148mg
6%
Potassium
715mg
20%
Total Carbohydrates
59.6g
20%
Dietary Fiber
11.5g
46%
Sugars
13.6g
Protein
14.1g
Vitamin A 5% Vitamin C 45%
Calcium 8% Iron 24%
* 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
A
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • Low in sodium
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in manganese
  • High in vitamin C
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