Moroccan Couscous with Saffron Recipe

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


Submitted by tballpasta

Makes 6 servings



http://www.thekindlife.com/user_recipe/view/10014/175/1 Prep time: 20 minutes |Cook time: 1 hour|Total time: 1 hour 20 minutes |Servings: 6 The holidays can be a challenging time for us Kind Lifers in some cases, but can also be a very exciting opportunity to spread the kind love. One of the best ways to ensure you eat well during this time is to help with the cooking! If you will be attending non-veg holiday dinners, asking the host if you can bring a side dish is a great strategy. Some of my favorite side dishes are the Moroccan Couscous With Saffron from my book (p. 148), Rice Pilaf With Caramelized Onions (p. 235), and Black-Eyed Pea Croquettes (p. 242).

Recipe Ingredients for Moroccan Couscous With Saffron

2 cups of butternut squash, peeled, cut into 1/4? to 1/2? cubes
2 cups of yellow onion, large dice
1 1/2 cups carrots, cut into 1/4? to 1/2? cubes
1 1/2 cups zucchini, cut into 3/4? cubes
2 tbsp of extra-virgin olive oil
1 pinch sea salt, fine
1 1/2 tsp of freshly ground black pepper
1 1/2 cups vegetable broth
2 tbsp Earth Balance butter
1/4 tsp of ground cumin
1/2 tsp of saffron threads
1 1/2 cups of whole wheat couscous
2 scallions, white and green parts, chopped

Recipe Directions for Moroccan Couscous With Saffron

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

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

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

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

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

  6. Cover the pan and steep for 15 minutes.

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

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

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

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

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 258.5g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
296
Calories from Fat
86
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
9.5g
15%
Saturated Fat
2.0g
10%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
296mg
12%
Potassium
457mg
13%
Total Carbohydrates
48.9g
16%
Dietary Fiber
6.7g
27%
Sugars
5.5g
Protein
8.9g
Vitamin A 193% 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
  • No cholesterol
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin C
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