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Couscous with Peas and Onions

Couscous with Peas and Onions

69 Ratings
69 Ratings
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MyPlate Kitchen
Makes: 4 servings
Total Cost: $$$$

Couscous is cooked with sage, peas and onions for a savory side dish. Look for couscous or whole grain couscous in the aisle near the rice.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup onion (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sage (ground)
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 1/3 cups water
  • 1 cup green peas (frozen)
  • 1 cup couscous
  • 1/2 salt (1/2 teaspoon, optional)

Directions

1. Combine oil and onions in heavy skillet.
2. Sauté for 5-10 minutes until lightly browned.
3. Add the peas, sage, water, couscous, and salt if desired.
4. Cover and cook on low for about 5 minutes or until peas are tender but still bright green and all of the water is absorbed.
5. Fluff with fork.
 

Notes

Serve with lemon wedges or balsamic vinegar.

Learn more about:
- Peas
- Onions

Source:

UMass Extension Nutrition Education Program, CHOICES Steps Toward Health

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1 cup
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 205
Total Fat 2 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 40 mg
Carbohydrates 40 g
Dietary Fiber 5 g
Total Sugars 4 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 8 g
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Calcium 33 mg
Iron 1 mg
Potassium 179 mg
N/A - data is not available
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 205
Total Fat 2 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Monounsaturated Fat 1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Linoleic Acid 0 g
α-Linolenic Acid 0 g
Omega 3 - EPA 0 mg
Omega 3 - DHA 0 mg
Cholesterol 0 mg
Carbohydrates 40 g
Dietary Fiber 5 g
Total Sugars 4 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 8 g
Minerals
Calcium 33 mg
Potassium 179 mg
Sodium 40 mg
Copper 120 mcg
Iron 1 mg
Magnesium 25 mg
Phosphorus 72 mg
Selenium 37 mcg
Zinc 1 mg
Vitamins
Vitamin A 42 mcg RAE
Vitamin B6 0.2 mg
Vitamin B12 0 mcg
Vitamin C 7 mg
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Vitamin E 0 mg
Vitamin K 12 mcg
Folate 51 mcg DFE
Thiamin 0.2 mg
Riboflavin 0.1 mg
Niacin 2 mg
Choline 18 mg
Note: only nutrients that are available will show on this display

MyPlate Food Groups

Vegetables 1/2 cups
Grains 1 1/2 ounces

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