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Whole Wheat Israeli Couscous

Today, Israeli couscous can be found on American restaurant menus and grocery shelves and is actually quite trendy. This whole wheat pasta has been shaped into small balls resembling rice and toasted.

Today, Israeli couscous, or pearl couscous, can be found on American restaurant menus and grocery shelves and is actually quite trendy. This couscous is made using whole wheat. Oftentimes used in place of rice or pasta, Israeli couscous can be incorporated into a wide range of dishes. From soup to risotto, to salads to meat-based recipes, Israeli couscous adds texture and, like rice, takes on the flavors of the ingredients with which it is cooked. It is slightly chewy and has a mild nutty flavor due to being toasted. Though it is typically made from white flour, it can also be prepared from whole-wheat flour (providing more fiber and important vitamins and minerals). Israeli couscous is low in fat and does not contain any cholesterol or sodium.

Recipes with Whole Wheat Israeli Couscous