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Orange Couscous With Almonds, Raisins, and Mint

This flavorful side dish goes well with chicken, beef, or lamb

Recipe Source: Deliciously Healthy Family Meals


1¼ C low-sodium chicken broth

2 Tbsp raisins

1 C whole-wheat couscous

1 Tbsp fresh mint, rinsed, dried, and chopped (or 1 tsp dried)

1 Tbsp unsalted sliced almonds, toasted

1 medium orange, rinsed, for 1 Tbsp zest (use a grater to take a thin layer of skin off the orange)

calories 141
Total fat 2 g
Saturated fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 24 mg
Total fiber 4 g
Protein 6 g
Carbohydrates 28 g
Potassium 118 mg
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 2%
Iron 6%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


  • 1
    Combine chicken broth and raisins in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat.

  • 2
    Add couscous, and return to a boil. Cover and remove from the heat.

  • 3
    Let the saucepan stand for about 5 minutes, until the couscous has absorbed all of the broth.

  • 4
    Meanwhile, toast almonds in the toaster oven on a foil-lined tray for about 5 minutes, or until golden brown.

  • 5
    Remove the lid and fluff the couscous with a fork. Gently mix in the mint, almonds, and orange zest. Serve immediately.

Chefs in Training This is a great recipe for older children to make themselves.  Younger children can help measure ingredients and zest the orange.

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