Pearl (Israeli) Couscous With Garam Masala and Pine Nuts
30 mins (prep 10, cooking 20)
8 ingredients
4 servings
Pearl (Israeli) couscous is more like barley in texture, and takes a little longer to cook. Look for it in the ethnic section, or in the pasta section of larger supermarkets. Try to find the "instant" kind, that cooks it 10 minutes. If you can't find it, you may have to add more liquid and cook longer. This one has a touch of East Indian spices. Good with grilled salmon or pork tenderloin. There are as many variations of Garam Masala (spice mix) as there are cooks :). I like mine with a tad more cinnamon than some. There are several recipes here on 'Zaar, or you can buy it in specialty shops or larger supermarkets.

Categories:  side-dish , pasta,-rice-and-grains , african , low-sat.-fat , indian , low-in... , time-to-make , asian , low-cholesterol , european , <-30-mins , grains , healthy-2 ,
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Serving Size (100.07 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 227.12 Calories from Fat 148.05
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16.45g 101.26%
Saturated Fat 2.4g 48.07%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 49.54mg 66.05%
Sodium 191.57mg 31.93%
Total Carbohydrate 3.71g 4.95%
Dietary Fiber 2.26 g 36.21%
Sugars 0.58 g %
Protein 18.14g 145.09%
Vitamin A 27.69IU% Vitamin C 2.95mg%
Calcium 28.51mg% Iron 1.88mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
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