Pearl Couscous and Peas Recipe

Looking for an easy Pearl Couscous and Peas recipe? Learn how to make Pearl Couscous and Peas using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by Mary_RD

Makes 6 servings



Large pearl (a.k.a. Israeli) couscous and green peas are cooked in flavorful broth for an easy, delicious side dish. Like so many dishes, this one is best when made with Homemade Broth, but it works just fine with packaged broth too. Garnishes include freshly shredded parmesan or other hard, grating cheese, a crumble of feta cheese, freshly chopped herbs, or a drizzle of flavored olive oil or nut oils. Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes

Recipe Ingredients for Pearl Couscous and Peas

1 tbsp. olive oil
2 cups couscous
1 1/2 cups green peas
3 1/2 cups chicken broth, unsalted
1/4 tsp Salt

Recipe Directions for Pearl Couscous and Peas

  1. Heat oil or melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium high heat. Add couscous and cook, stirring, until turning brown, 3 to 5 minutes.

  2. Add peas and broth, bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer, cover, and cook until broth is absorbed and couscous is tender, about 10 minutes.

  3. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot or warm, plain or garnished with cheese, herbs, or flavored oil.

Categories

Side Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 253.4g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
282
Calories from Fat
32
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
3.6g
6%
Saturated Fat
0.7g
3%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
549mg
23%
Potassium
209mg
6%
Total Carbohydrates
50.4g
17%
Dietary Fiber
4.8g
19%
Sugars
2.5g
Protein
12.1g
Vitamin A 6% Vitamin C 24%
Calcium 1% Iron 4%
* 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 saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • Low in sugar
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