Speedy couscous supper

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PREP TIME

10 min

Makes

4 servings

* PLUS Cooking time: 3 minutes, Standing Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups dry couscous , or 340-g pkg
  • 2 cups diced, cooked lean chicken , ham, beef or extra-firm tofu
  • 2 grated peeled carrots , or 1 small chopped zucchini or 1 thinly sliced celery stalk
  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil , or 1 tsp dried basil (optional)
  • 2 finely chopped green onions , or 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Place couscous, chicken and carrots in a large heatproof serving bowl. Heat orange juice in a saucepan set over high heat or in a microwave until boiling. Stir into couscous. Cover tightly with a plate, a piece of foil or plastic wrap. Let stand for 5 minutes. Then sprinkle with basil, onions, salt and pepper. Stir gently until evenly mixed.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 530,
  • Protein
  • 36 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 89.2 g,
  • Fat
  • 2.1 g,
  • Fibre
  • 5.7 g,
  • Sodium
  • 381 mg.

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