Yellow Pearl Couscous with Edamame


  • Prep Time5 mins
  • Total Time25 mins
  • Makes4 Adult Sized Servings
Yellow Pearl Couscous with Edamame

Andrew Grinton

This Yellow Pearl Couscous with Edamame recipe is the perfect vegetarian side dish. Recipe by Eshun Mott.


  • 1 tbsp olive oil

  • 1 1/3 cups Israeli couscous, (sometimes called pearl couscous or maftoul)

  • 1/2 tsp ground turmeric

  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

  • 2 cups water

  • 1 tbsp honey

  • 3/4 tsp salt

  • 1/2 tsp grated orange zest

  • 1 cup frozen shelled edamame, rinsed with warm water to defrost

  • 1/4 cup chopped Italian parsely


  • Heat oil in a saucepan over mediumhigh. Add the couscous and cook, stirring frequently, for 3 to 4 min or until lightly toasted.

  • Add turmeric and cinnamon and sauté 1 min longer. Add water, honey, salt and orange zest and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low. Cover and simmer for 7 to 8 min or until the couscous is almost cooked.

  • Add edamame and cook for 2 min longer or until just tender and the liquid is absorbed. Remove pot from heat.

  • Let couscous stand, partially covered, for 5 min.

  • Add parsley and fluff with a fork.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories 284, Protein 10g, Carbohydrates 49g, Fat 5g, Fibre 4g, Sodium 447mg.

This article was originally published on Jun 01, 2013

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