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Quinoa And Couscous Pilaf

VIEWS 1730

Energy (kcal) - 180

Protein (g) - 3.6

Carbohydrate (g) - 16

Fat (g) - 4.4

Khyati's Health-O-Meter Says:

Most of the health benefits associated with couscous are due to its impressive mineral and vitamin content, including folic acid, thiamin etc. The maintaining benefits include maintaining healthy, improving the immune system and aids in weight loss. Quinoa is gluten-free and high in protein and fiber. It is also low in the glycemic index which is good in blood sugar control. Flax seeds rich in omega-3 helps in weight loss and diabetes.

INGREDIENTS:
  • Couscous - 1 tbsp 
  • Quinoa - 1 tbsp
  • Chicken broth/water - 1 cup
  • Chicken / Beans - 50gms / 2 tbsp
  • Veggies of your choice- 1 tbsp
  • Onion [chopped] - 2 tsp 
  • Chopped Garlic - 1 tsp
  • Flaxseeds - 1 tsp
  • Green pepper chopped - 2 tsp 
  • Thyme -  1/2 tsp (optional)
  • Olive oil - ½ tsp
DIRECTIONS:
Step 1 Rinse and drain couscous and quinoa separately. Step 2 In a medium saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and garlic, cook and stir for 3 minutes. Step 3 Add quinoa and flaxseeds; cook and stir for about 5 min or until quinoa is lightly browned. Step 4 Add couscous and chicken broth. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 15 min. Stir in the green pepper. Step 5 Cover and cook for 5 minutes more or until quinoa and couscous are tender. Step 6 Let stand, covered, for 5 minutes. If desired, garnish with thyme.

Quinoa And Couscous Pilaf - BY KHYATI RUPANI

10 FEB 2018
VIEWS 1730

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