By: Text: Karen Ansel, RD
Photo: Colin Peterson
Bigger and meatier than traditional couscous, this pearled couscous mix - also known as Israeli couscous - is the perfect side dish for a busy weeknight. While it takes a little longer to cook than quick-cooking couscous (about 20 minutes total), its hearty texture and intense garlic flavor make it worth the wait. Pair it with roast chicken or transform it into a vegetarian entrée by stirring in chopped baby spinach and rinsed, drained cannellini beans. Prepared according to package directions each 1-cup serving contains 270 calories and 3 grams of fat.