Apricot Cranberry Couscous

adapted from Grains!
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Servings - 6   Serving size - approx. 1/3 cup   Points plus per svg - 5 points+

Calories - 187.8,   Total Fat - 3.3g,   Carb. - 34.9g,  Protein - 5.3g,  Fiber - 3.1g


1 tsp. olive oil

1 small onion, chopped

1 cup low sodium, fat free chicken stock

1/4 cup orange juice

1/2 tsp salt

6 dried apricots, cut into strips

 1/4 cup dried cranberries

1 cup whole wheat couscous

1/4 cup salted and shelled pistachios, chopped


1.  Heat 2 quart saucepan over med heat.  Add olive oil and onions.  Cook until softened, about 5 minutes.  

2.  Add chicken stock, orange juice, salt, apricots, and cranberries to pan.  Let come to boil.  Turn heat down, and simmer for 2 minutes.  

3.  Turn off heat, and add couscous.  Cover and let sit for 5 minutes.  

4.  After 5 minutes, add pistachios and mix with fork, fluffing up couscous as you mix. 

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