1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil 3 tablespoons finely chopped onion or shallot 1 cup (Rice Cooker) pearl couscous (also known as Israeli couscous)* ¾ cup (standard liquid measure) low-sodium chicken stock ¾ cup (standard liquid measure) water ¼ teaspoon kosher salt ¼ cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes (not oil-packed) ½ teaspoon basil 1 tablespoon chopped toasted pine nuts
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
Insert cooking bowl in Cuisinart® Rice Cooker/Steamer. Add oil, cover and turn on; heat 1½ minutes. Stir in chopped onion. Cover and cook 2 minutes. 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 15 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.