Pear Almond Couscous

Yield: 24 Servings (1/2 Cup Each)

INGREDIENTS

  • Between 3 cups and 1-1/2 qts. Chicken stock
  • 4 oz. (2/3 cup) Raisins
  • 3 Tbsp. Butter
  • 1 Tbsp. Ground cumin
  • 1 Tbsp. Salt
  • 1 tsp. Ground black pepper
  • 1 lb. 8 oz. Pacific Northwest Canned Pears, diced, drained
  • 1 lb. 2 oz. (3 cups) Instant couscous
  • 1/3 cup Cilantro, fresh, chopped
  • 3 Tbsp. Lemon juice
  • 3 oz. (1 cup) Almonds, toasted, sliced
  • METHOD

    Please note, different brands of instant couscous require different amounts of liquid; consult the pack for exact amounts. Combine stock, raisins, butter, cumin, salt and pepper; bring to a boil. Remove from heat; stir in pears, cilantro and lemon juice. Cover; let rest 10 minutes. Stir to fluff. Keep warm in a counter pan or cool and reheat per order. Sprinkle couscous with almonds just before service or garnish each order.

    NUTRITION (Per Serving)
    Calories: 151
    Calories from Fat: 33
    Fat: 4g
    Saturated Fat: 1g
    Cholesterol: 4mg
    Sodium: 436mg
    Carbohydrate: 26g
    Dietary Fiber: 2g
    Sugar: 7g
    Protein: 4g
    Vitamin A: 2% DV
    Vitamin C: 2% DV
    Calcium: 2% DV
    Potassium: 3% DV
    Iron: 4% DV