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Couscous With Carrots, Walnuts, and Raisins

This quick-cooking grain dish has a touch of sweet and nutty flavors to go with most main dishes

Recipe Source: Deliciously Healthy Dinners
Prep time Cook time Yields Serving Size
5 minutes 12 minutes 4 servings ½ C couscous


1 C couscous (try whole-wheat couscous)

1 tsp olive oil

2 Tbsp walnuts, coarsely chopped

¼ tsp salt

⅛ tsp black pepper

½ tsp pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon

1⅓ C water

2 Tbsp raisins

½ C carrots, rinsed, peeled, and shredded or thinly sliced; cut in half

Photograph of the completed recipe.
calories 218
Total fat 4 g
Saturated fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 155 mg
Total fiber 3 g
Protein 6 g
Carbohydrates 39 g
Potassium 168 mg


  • 1
    In a 4-quart saucepan over medium heat, cook and stir couscous, olive oil, walnuts, salt, pepper, and spice just until couscous begins to brown.

  • 2
    Slowly add water, then raisins and carrots.  Cover.  Bring to a boil over high heat. 

  • 3
    Remove from the heat, and let stand for 10 minutes.

  • 4
    Fluff with a fork.  Serve immediately.

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