Pear Almond Couscous

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Pear Almond Couscous

Ingredients

  • 3 to 6 cups chicken stock*
  • 4 ounces (2/3 cup) raisins
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 cups couscous
  • 1-1/2 pounds Pacific Northwest Canned Pears, diced, drained
  • 1/3 cup coarsely chopped cilantro
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 cup lightly toasted sliced almonds

Method

Combine the stock, raisins, butter, cumin, salt and pepper and a large pan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in couscous, pears, cilantro and lemon juice. Cover tightly and let sit 10 minutes.

Remove the cover and use a fork to fluff the couscous. Sprinkle with almonds and serve immediately, or keep warm and garnish with almonds just before serving.

* Different brands of couscous require different amounts of liquid. Consult your package for exact amounts.

Servings

Makes 24 (1/2-cup) servings

Nutrition

  • 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

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.

Servings

24 Servings (1/2 Cup Each)

Nutrition

  • 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