Algerian Whole-Wheat Couscous with Red Beans and Vegetables

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Algerian Whole Wheat Couscous Red Beans and Vegetables Algeria
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Algerian Whole-Wheat Couscous with Red Beans and Vegetables

A vegetarian version of the signature North African dish, hearty beans and tender vegetables are served on a bed of fluffy, whole-grain couscous.

Ingredients

Servings  6   Serving Size   1 cup vegetables and 3/4 cup couscous

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion (chopped)
  • 1 small red bell pepper, cut lengthwise into 2 x 1/4-inch strips
  • 1 small zucchini (halved lengthwise, diagonally sliced)
  • 1 medium carrot (diagonally sliced)
  • 1 medium rib of celery, cut crosswise into thin slices
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 15.5-ounce cans no-salt-added dark red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup fat-free, low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 small sweet potato (peeled, cut into 1-inch cubes)
  • 1 large tomato (diced)
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme (crumbled)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 cup uncooked couscous (whole-wheat)
  • 1/4 cup minced parsley (fresh)

Directions

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  1. In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium heat, swirling to coat the bottom. Cook the onion, bell pepper, zucchini, carrot, and celery for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in the garlic. Cook for 30 seconds, stirring occasionally.
  2. Stir in the beans, broth, sweet potato, tomato, thyme, cumin, paprika, salt, and cayenne. Increase the heat to high and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low. Cook, covered, for 12 to 15 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender.
  3. Meanwhile, prepare the couscous using the package directions, omitting the salt. Fluff with a fork. Transfer the couscous to serving plates. Spoon the vegetable mixture over the couscous. Sprinkle each serving with the parsley.

Nutrition Facts

Algerian Whole-Wheat Couscous with Red Beans and Vegetables

CaloriesCalories

330 Per Serving

ProteinProtein

16g Per Serving

FiberFiber

13g Per Serving

Nutrition Facts

Calories 330
Total Fat 2.5 g
Saturated Fat 0.5 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 241 mg
Total Carbohydrate 65 g
Dietary Fiber 13 g
Sugars 8 g
Protein 16 g

Dietary Exchanges
4 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 very lean meat

 

A vegetarian version of the signature North African dish, hearty beans and tender vegetables are served on a bed of fluffy, whole-grain couscous.

Nutrition Facts

Algerian Whole-Wheat Couscous with Red Beans and Vegetables

CaloriesCalories

330 Per Serving

ProteinProtein

16g Per Serving

FiberFiber

13g Per Serving
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Calories 330
Total Fat 2.5 g
Saturated Fat 0.5 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 241 mg
Total Carbohydrate 65 g
Dietary Fiber 13 g
Sugars 8 g
Protein 16 g

Dietary Exchanges
4 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 very lean meat

Ingredients

Servings  6   Serving Size   1 cup vegetables and 3/4 cup couscous

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion (chopped)
  • 1 small red bell pepper, cut lengthwise into 2 x 1/4-inch strips
  • 1 small zucchini (halved lengthwise, diagonally sliced)
  • 1 medium carrot (diagonally sliced)
  • 1 medium rib of celery, cut crosswise into thin slices
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 15.5-ounce cans no-salt-added dark red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup fat-free, low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 small sweet potato (peeled, cut into 1-inch cubes)
  • 1 large tomato (diced)
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme (crumbled)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 cup uncooked couscous (whole-wheat)
  • 1/4 cup minced parsley (fresh)

Directions

Tip: Click on step to mark as complete.

  1. In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium heat, swirling to coat the bottom. Cook the onion, bell pepper, zucchini, carrot, and celery for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in the garlic. Cook for 30 seconds, stirring occasionally.
  2. Stir in the beans, broth, sweet potato, tomato, thyme, cumin, paprika, salt, and cayenne. Increase the heat to high and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low. Cook, covered, for 12 to 15 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender.
  3. Meanwhile, prepare the couscous using the package directions, omitting the salt. Fluff with a fork. Transfer the couscous to serving plates. Spoon the vegetable mixture over the couscous. Sprinkle each serving with the parsley.