This Cranberry Couscous is a Delicious and Healthy Side Dish. How can you hate on cranberries or eating healthy?
Couscous is underrated in my opinion. It's a healthy alternative to rice providing a good source of protein with very little fat. This Cranberry Couscous dish is super easy to make and tastes great! So the next time you are looking for something a little different than rice, give this recipe a try.
Now while making couscous is pretty straightforward, it's very important to follow the cooking instructions precisely. Nobody wants an over or undercooked couscous. The couscous that is sold in the US has been pre-steamed and dried so it typically takes less time to cook than rice or dried pasta.
If you are wondering if couscous is healthier than it's brother "rice", you need to read this educational article. Personally, I try to use Couscous or Quinoa as a substitute for rice every chance I get just for its health benefits.
An alternative to using chicken broth is Better Than Bouillon. I often use it when I don't have broth on-hand.
Cranberry lovers need to check out my other recipes that include cranberries.
📋 What Ingredients do I need
You will need the following ingredients to make this cranberry couscous: Low Sodium Chicken Broth, Unsalted Butter, Couscous, Dried Cranberries and Green Onions.
🥣 How to Make this Cranberry Couscous
In a large saucepan, bring the chicken broth and butter to a boil.
Once boiling, add the couscous, cranberries, and onions and mix well. Remove from the heat. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes or until all of the chicken broth has been absorbed into the couscous.
Fluff couscous with a fork and serve.
🍳 Recipe Card
- 1 Can Low Sodium Chicken Broth
- 1 Tbsp Unsalted Butter
- 1 ½ Cups Couscous, Uncooked
- ¼ Cup Dried Cranberries
- ¼ Cup Green Onions, Diced
- In a large saucepan, bring the chicken broth and butter to a boil.
- Once boiling, add the couscous, cranberries and onions and mix well. Remove from the heat. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes or until all of the chicken broth has been absorbed into the couscous.
- Fluff couscous with a fork and serve.
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