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Sun-Dried Tomato Pearl Couscous - 8 Servings


2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
6 tablespoons finely chopped onion or shallot
2 cups (Rice Cooker) pearl couscous (also known as Israeli couscous)*
1½ cups (standard liquid measure) low-sodium chicken stock
1½ cups (standard liquid measure) water
½ teaspoon kosher salt
½ cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes (not oil-packed)
1 teaspoon basil
2 tablespoons chopped toasted pine nuts


Insert cooking bowl in Cuisinart® Rice Cooker/Steamer. Add oil, cover and turn on; heat 1½ minutes. Stir in chopped onion. Cover and cook 1 minute. Add couscous to bowl. Stir, using rice paddle, for 1 to 2 minutes. Add chicken stock, water and salt; stir. Add sun-dried tomatoes and basil. Cover and cook until liquid is absorbed, about 20-25 minutes. Rice Cooker will switch to Warm. Let stand 5 minutes or hold on Warm until ready to serve. Transfer to a warm bowl and sprinkle with chopped toasted pine nuts to serve.
*Pearl or Israeli couscous can be found in well-stocked grocery stores or in specialty food stores.

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Makes 4 cups (8 servings)

Nutritional Information
Per Serving

Nutritional information per serving: Calories 83 (26% from fat) • carb. 13g • pro. 3g • fat 3g • sat. fat 0g • chol. 0mg • sod. 228mg • calc. 12mg • fiber 1g

This recipe can be prepared using the following Cuisinart® products:
8-Cup Rice Cooker

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