Couscous with Cremini Mushrooms Rosemary and Parmesan

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Couscous with Cremini Mushrooms, Rosemary, and Parmesan is easy to make yet the fabulous menu item you have been waiting for. Simple and deliciously made from Couscous, cremini mushrooms, low-sodium chicken broth, authentic olive oil, Parmesan cheese, and rosemary to have you in and out of the kitchen with ease.

Quinoa and couscous look very similar. However, they differ somewhat in nutritional value. Couscous seems healthy, and to an extent, it is,  yet, couscous is considered to be a simple carb, with the nutritional value similar to a portion of white pasta. Couscous is said by food critics to have a trendy reputation as a health food because of its prevalent use among vegetarians and Hipsters alike.

 

Couscous with Cremini Mushrooms, Rosemary, and Parmesan is easy to make yet the fabulous menu item you have been waiting for. Simple and deliciously made from Couscous, cremini mushrooms, low-sodium chicken broth, authentic olive oil, Parmesan cheese, and rosemary to have you in and out of the kitchen with ease.I have to tell you I’ve been eating couscous for years; not because  I’m a not Vegan, trendy Hipster, or anything remotely similar, I grew up with this delicious menu item lurking in my pantry and loved every minute of it.

 

 

What are the actual health benefits of couscous?

  • Protein: Protein helps repair and build tissues in your body. Protein plays a vital role in replacing dead cells in your body. Aside from that, it helps boosts your immune system. There are about 6 g of protein, a single cup-sized serving of couscous.
  • Choline: Another essential nutrient found in couscous is choline. It makes significant contributions to your metabolism, brain, liver, and nerve functions. One cup of couscous has 5.2mg of choline. The RDA for males of choline is 550mg for adult males and 450mg for women.
  • Folate: Folate helps in the production of your red blood cells, and it helps in preventing stroke and heart disease.
  • Calcium: Calcium is essential for your bones and teeth, and it prevents osteoporosis. It keeps your skin healthy, and it helps in lowering your blood pressure. Calcium also helps prevent insomnia and heart disease.
  • Magnesium: Magnesium helps keep up healthy blood pressure and prevents cardiovascular disease. Magnesium is also beneficial in treating people with diabetes, migraines, and depression.
  • Potassium: Potassium is crucial because it helps reduce stress, anxiety, by improving to regulate normal blood pressure, and promoting healthy brain function. One serving of couscous provides 76 mg potassium.
  • Selenium: Selenium is an excellent antioxidant for the body because it helps fight cancer, and it is necessary for a robust immune system. A 1-cup serving of couscous provides 43 mcg of selenium or 61 percent of the 70 mcg FDA daily value.

 

 

 

Where does couscous fall short with some critics?

  • Couscous lacks the variety of nutrients found in what is considered actual whole grains like farro, brown rice, Bulgar, or amaranth. If you eat it regularly instead of whole grains, you could be missing out on some critical nutrients.
  • Couscous also has a higher glycemic index than other whole grains, weighing in at 65, while brown rice has a GI of 50 and bulgur 48. People with diabetes may be better off choosing lower glycemic index foods to help keep up better blood sugar control

 

 

 

Ingredients needed to make the recipe

  • One tablespoon of authentic olive oil +1 reserved for couscous
  • One cup of sliced cremini mushrooms
  • Three cloves of garlic sliced
  • Three cups of low-sodium chicken broth
  • Juice of 1 fresh lemon
  • One teaspoon of fresh chopped rosemary
  • Two cups of couscous
  • One tablespoon of unsalted butter
  • 1/2  of a cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • kosher salt to own taste
  • freshly ground peppercorns to own taste
  • Fresh chopped parsley optional

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Couscous with Cremini Mushrooms, Rosemary, and Parmesan is easy to make yet the fabulous menu item you have been waiting for. Simple and deliciously made from Couscous, cremini mushrooms, low-sodium chicken broth, authentic olive oil, Parmesan cheese, and rosemary to have you in and out of the kitchen with ease.
Couscous with Cremini Mushrooms
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

Simple and deliciously made from Couscous, cremini mushrooms, low-sodium chicken broth, authentic olive oil, Parmesan cheese, and rosemary to have you in and out of the kitchen with ease.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Couscous, Couscous with Cremini Mushrooms
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 438 kcal
Author: hmccallum
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil +1 reserved for couscous
  • 1 cup sliced cremini mushrooms
  • 3 cloves garlic sliced
  • 3 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 fresh lemon juice of
  • 2 teaspoons fresh rosemary chopped
  • 2 cups couscous
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • ½ cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • kosher salt to own taste
  • freshly ground peppercorns to own taste
  • Fresh chopped parsley optional
Instructions
  1. Place a metal skillet over medium heat; add 1 tablespoon of authentic olive oil, 1 cup of sliced cremini mushrooms and 3 cloves of sliced garlic cook for about 3-4 minutes on medium heat.

  2. Add 3 cups of low-sodium chicken broth to metal skillet, juice of 1 fresh lemon, and 1 teaspoon of fresh chopped rosemary bring to a boil.

  3. Once the chicken broth comes to a boil, add 2 cups of couscous, 1 tablespoon of real butter, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, 1/2 cup of freshly grated parmesan cheese, kosher salt, freshly ground peppercorns to own taste; stir, then place a tight-fitting lid on couscous, remove from the heat and let sit for 5 minutes.

  4. Once 5 minutes has passed remove the lid and fluff up couscous with a fork before serving.

  5. Garnish with fresh chopped parsley

 

 

 

 

 

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