Moroccan Couscous Recipe

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


Submitted by ashlizsmi

Makes 8 servings



Couscous is a berber dish mostly associated with moroccan culture. It is a dish that is very frequently made and is ate at the end of meals, as the main dish, at weddings, and always on Fridays (the day of prayer).

Recipe Ingredients for Moroccan 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
1 red, green, or yellow bell pepper, cut into 1" pieces
2 zucchinis, halved lengthwise and cut into 3/4 inch pieces
1/2 cup golden raisins
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 orange
14 1/2 ounce garbanzo beans
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
1/2 cup orange juice
1 1/2 cups couscous
3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint

Recipe Directions for Moroccan Couscous

  1. 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 bell pepper, and zucchini; cook for 5 minutes. Stir in the raisins, salt, zest of the orange, and garbanzos.

  2. Pour in the chicken broth 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

Moroccan

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 259.3g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
397
Calories from Fat
50
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
5.6g
9%
Saturated Fat
0.7g
4%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
458mg
19%
Potassium
883mg
25%
Total Carbohydrates
72.4g
24%
Dietary Fiber
12.8g
51%
Sugars
16.5g
Protein
16.6g
Vitamin A 16% Vitamin C 85%
Calcium 10% Iron 26%
* 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
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in manganese
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in sugar
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