Curried Coconut Couscous

Add an Asian twist to your family's Middle Eastern cuisine night! Serve couscous cooked in coconut milk and flavored with curry powder as a side dish — ready in 20 minutes!


6 servings


2 teaspoons olive oil
1 medium onion, thinly sliced (1/2 cup)
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 teaspoon grated ginger root
3/4 cup chicken or vegetable broth
1/2 cup canned reduced-fat coconut milk (not cream of coconut)
1 teaspoon curry powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
dash ground red pepper (cayenne)
1 cup uncooked whole wheat couscous
1/3 cup golden raisins


In 2-quart saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion, garlic and ginger root; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly.

Stir in broth, coconut milk, curry powder, salt and red pepper. Heat to boiling. Stir in couscous and raisins. Remove from heat. Cover; let stand 5 minutes. Uncover; fluff with fork.

Estimated Time

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Stand Time: 5 minutes

Additional Information

Curry and coconut team up to make a terrific-tasting grain side dish.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving: Calories 140 (Calories from Fat 20), Total Fat 2 1/2 g (Saturated Fat 1 g, Trans Fat 0 g), Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 180 mg; Total Carbohydrate 25 g (Dietary Fiber 2 g, Sugars 4 g), Protein 4 g; Exchanges: 1 1/2 Starch; 1/2 Fat; Carbohydrate Choices: 1 1/2

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