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Garbanzo Couscous Pilaf

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  • 25 min prep time
  • 25 min total time
  • 12 ingredients
  • 6 servings
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Here’s a delicious pilaf made using garbanzo beans, couscous and vegetables that’s ready in 25 minutes – perfect for a dinner.

Ingredients

1
tablespoon margarine or butter
1
small onion, halved, thinly sliced
1
(14 1/2-oz.) can ready-to-serve vegetable broth
1
teaspoon cumin
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon white pepper
2
cups carrot sticks (1x1/4x1/4 inches)
1
small white turnip, peeled, cut into sticks (1x1/4x1/4 inches)
1
red bell pepper, cut into 3/4-inch pieces
1
medium zucchini, cut lengthwise into quarters and sliced into 1-inch chunks
1
(15-oz.) can garbanzo beans, drained, rinsed
1 1/3
cups uncooked couscous

Steps

  • 1 Melt margarine in medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onion; cook 2 to 3 minutes or until light golden brown. Stir in broth, cumin, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Add carrots sticks; cover and cook over medium heat for 2 minutes.
  • 2 Add turnip and bell pepper; cover and cook 1 minute. Stir in zucchini, beans and couscous. Reduce heat to low; cover and cook 5 to 10 minutes or until couscous is tender.
  • 3 To serve, toss with fork to distribute vegetables. If desired, sprinkle with chopped fresh cilantro.
  • 1 Melt margarine in medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onion; cook 2 to 3 minutes or until light golden brown. Stir in broth, cumin, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Add carrots sticks; cover and cook over medium heat for 2 minutes.
  • 2 Add turnip and bell pepper; cover and cook 1 minute. Stir in zucchini, beans and couscous. Reduce heat to low; cover and cook 5 to 10 minutes or until couscous is tender.
  • 3 To serve, toss with fork to distribute vegetables. If desired, sprinkle with chopped fresh cilantro.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 1/3 Cups
Calories
270
Calories from Fat
35
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4g
6%
Saturated Fat
1g
5%
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
630mg
26%
Total Carbohydrate
49g
16%
Dietary Fiber
7g
28%
Sugars
7g
7%
Protein
10g
10%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
250%
250%
Vitamin C
35%
35%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 3 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Vegetable;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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