It is no secret that I love couscous – luckily this is something we all love!
Lochlan, couscous is one of your favorite foods by far. I am always trying out new ways to add it to our meals. I love how easy and quick it is to make and how it can be tweaked or twisted to fit just about any style of meal. As a simple side dish it just doesn’t get any better than couscous.
This particular way of preparing couscous with the addition of the sweet peas and the salty Parmesan make it AMAZING. It’s warm, creamy, and perfect alongside a simple chicken breast or pork chop!
If you forget the added butter and cheese, you can even tell yourself that couscous is healthy! According to this great food blog, The Science of Eating:
A 1 cup serving of couscous provides 43 mcg of selenium, or 61% of the 70 mcg daily value. This is a trace mineral that the body needs in small quantities, acting as an antioxidant and protecting healthy cells from the mutating effects of toxins that change the DNA and structural composition, leading to disease and premature aging.
The potassium in couscous provides important functions, such as regulating blood pressure and the heartbeat. Potassium helps control fluid balance, an important factor in blood pressure regulation. It also assists with muscle contractions, and because the heart is a muscle, it requires potassium to prevent arrythmias, or irregularities of the heartbeat. A 1 cup serving of couscous provides 91mg of potassium, or 39% of the 3,500 mg the FDA recommends to get daily.
Not bad for a super tiny golden ball of delight!