Tex Mex Couscous

April 02, 2012


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I couldn’t be MORE excited to share one of my delicious recipes with all of you lovely readers of Casey’s fabulous blog!  Not only is she effortlessly beautiful and amazingly talented, but Casey inspires me each and every day with her moving posts and witty humor.  

This is one of my favorite recipes that pairs perfectly with pretty much any Mexican dish you can think of!  Couscous, one of the healthiest grain-based products, is high in protein, low in fat and tastes very similar to rice or pasta.  Throw in some corn, tomatoes, lime juice and cilantro and you’ve got one bangin’ combination!
nullTex Mex Couscous
1 Tbsp olive oil
1/4 cup shallots, finely chopped
1 cup uncooked couscous (about one box)
1/2 cup canned diced tomatoes with chiles
3/4 cup fat-free, lower-sodium chicken broth
1/2 cup frozen corn (mexicorn would taste good too!)
1 Tbsp lime juice
1 Tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped

Heat a small saucepan over medium-high heat.  Add olive oil to pan, swirling to coat and then add shallots and sauté for about 2 minutes until tender.  Stir in couscous and sauté about 1 minute.  Add tomatoes, broth, and corn; bring to a boil.  Cover and let simmer on low heat for about 12 minutes, remove from heat and let stand, still covered, for about 5 minutes.  Fluff with a fork, stir in lime juice and cilantro.
Enjoy friends!
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