Garbanzo Couscous Pilaf

Here’s a delicious pilaf made using garbanzo beans, couscous and vegetables that’s ready in 25 minutes – perfect for a dinner.

  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 25 min
  • ingredients 12
  • servings 6

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
  • 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
    4%
    (Saturated Fat
    1g,
    1%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    0mg
    0%;
    Sodium
    630mg
    630%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    49g
    49%
    (Dietary Fiber
    7g
    7%
      Sugars
    7g
    7%
    ),
    Protein
    10g
    10%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    250%;
    Vitamin C
    35%;
    Calcium
    6%;
    Iron
    10%;
    Exchanges:
    3 Starch; 3 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Vegetable;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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