Cauliflower and Couscous Pilaf

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In this recipe, we use whole wheat couscous instead of rice, we add orange juice and currant, so the pilaf is sweet too.

. Prep
15 min.
5 min.
Ready In
25 min.
6 servings
Low Fat, Low in Saturated Fat, Low Cholesterol, Cholesterol-Free, Trans-fat Free, Good source of fiber
U.S. measurements


15.0ml olive oil, extra-virginVideo
946.0ml cauliflower florets finely chopped, 1 medium
2.5ml salt
177.0ml chicken broth, low salt or vegetable broth
5.0ml orange zest freshly grated
59.0ml orange juice
59.0ml currants
158.0ml couscous prefer whole wheat
118.0ml scallions, spring or green onions green parts, sliced


Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.

Add cauliflower and salt; cook, stirring, until softened, about 4 minutes.

Add chicken broth, orange zest, juice and currants; bring to a boil over high heat.

Stir in whole wheat couscous and scallion greens.

Remove from heat and let stand, covered, until the liquid is absorbed, about 5 minutes.

Fluff with a fork and serve.

First published: last updated: 2014-04-30

4 stars - based on 1 ratings, best: 5, worst: 0, reviews: 1


Reviewed: almost 5 years ago

I used vegetable broth, frozen concentrated orange juice, I didn't have currants, so I used some dried prunes, but it was still tasty, it is a great side-dish.


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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 142g (5.0 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 12118% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 4%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 229mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 7%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars g
Protein 9g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 75%
Calcium 3% Iron 4%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?