Italian Couscous with Parmesan and Herbs

Try this delicious recipe for your next lunch
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"Chewy Italian couscous, also called freula, is a Sardinian-style toasted semolina pasta. It comes in small, medium, and large grains and is available at specialty food stores. Any small pasta, such as ditalini, orzo, or acini de pepe, makes a good alternative to medium-grain freula."

This recipe is courtesy of Food & Wine.

8
Servings
279
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 Pound medium-grain Italian couscous (about two-and-a-half cups)
  • 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into half-inch pieces
  • 1/4 Cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
  • 2 Tablespoons finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper

Directions

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the Italian couscous, and cook over moderately high heat, stirring occasionally, until tender but still chewy, about 20 minutes. Drain well and return the Italian couscous to the pot. Add the butter and Parmigiano-Reggiano, and stir over low heat until melted. Add the parsley, season with salt and pepper, and serve.

Italian Shopping Tip

Italian food is about simplicity and letting the ingredients shine. So make sure you get ingredients that are great quality and flavor. Farmers markets and specialty stores will have great produce and products. Just be sure to have some great olive oil.

Italian Cooking Tip

Unlike other highly regarded cuisines, Italian cooking is usually simple to make with many dishes having only 4 to 8 ingredients. Italian cooks rely chiefly on the quality of the ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
7g
11%
Saturated Fat
4g
21%
Cholesterol
18mg
6%
Protein
9g
17%
Carbs
44g
15%
Vitamin A
60µg
7%
Vitamin C
1mg
2%
Vitamin D
0.1µg
N/A
Vitamin E
0.2mg
0.9%
Vitamin K
16µg
21%
Calcium
59mg
6%
Fiber
3g
12%
Folate (food)
13µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
13µg
3%
Iron
0.7mg
4%
Magnesium
27mg
7%
Monounsaturated
2g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
2mg
10%
Phosphorus
123mg
18%
Polyunsaturated
0.4g
N/A
Potassium
107mg
3%
Sodium
159mg
7%
Trans
0.2g
N/A
Zinc
0.6mg
3.9%