Recipe by Holly Clegg
A healthy and satisfying protein-rich dish. Because the grain-like semolina provides a higher ratio of low-fat and protein than other pastas, along with soy-based edamame protein, Couscous Edamame may either served as a side or a makes a main entrée. Considered one of the healthiest grain products, what is great about couscous is how fast and easy it is to prepare – cooking in mere minutes and also it is light and easy to digest!
Makes 5 cups/serving size: 1 cup
2 ½ cups canned fat-free chicken broth
1 ½ cups couscous
1 cup shelled edamame, cooked crisp tender according to directions
1 teaspoon ground ginger
- In pot coated with nonstick cooking spray, sauté garlic and onion, and add chicken broth. Bring to full boil and add couscous, cover pot and remove from heat.
- Let sit 5 minutes, fluff with a fork. Set aside to cool. When cool, add edamame and ginger.
Nutritional information per serving
Calories 240, Protein (g) 10, Carbohydrate (g) 45, Fat (g) 2, Cal. from Fat (%) 8, Saturated Fat (g) 0, Dietary Fiber (g) 4, Cholesterol (mg) 0, Sodium (mg) 262, Diabetic Exchanges: 3 carbohydrate, 1 very lean protein
Terrific Tidbit: Couscous is a great grain that is light and easy to digest when not feeling well. Edamame is an excellent source of protein and adds a nice flavor and crunch. Sometimes extra smells can bother you but if you want you can add sautéed onion and garlic.