Couscous, Corn and Lima Bean Sauté

Enjoy this delicious sauté made using couscous, corn and lima bean that's ready in just 25 minutes.


6 servings


1 tablespoon butter or margarine
1 large onion, chopped (1 cup)
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1 (11 ounce) box whole wheat couscous
1 (10 ounce) box frozen whole kernel corn, thawed
2 (9 ounce) boxes frozen baby lima beans, thawed
2 cups water
1 tablespoon chopped fresh or 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup slivered almonds, toasted


In 12-inch skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic; cook about 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onion is crisp-tender.

Stir in remaining ingredients except almonds. Heat to boiling over high heat. Remove from heat; let stand 5 minutes. Fluff before serving. Sprinkle with almonds.

Estimated Time

Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Stand Time: 5 minutes

Additional Information

This recipe goes together in just minutes, thanks to whole wheat couscous, a whole grain that has already been cooked and dried. All you do is add water and veggies, heat to boiling, let stand and fluff. Now that's a real time savings!

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving: Calories 390 (Calories from Fat 60), Total Fat 6 g (Saturated Fat 1 1/2 g, Trans Fat 0 g), Cholesterol 5 mg; Sodium 470 mg; Total Carbohydrate 69 g (Dietary Fiber 11 g, Sugars 4 g), Protein 15 g; Exchanges: 4 Starch; 2 Vegetable; 1/2 Fat; Carbohydrate Choices: 4 1/2; Whole Grain Serving: 1 1/2

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