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Portions: 6 Serving size: 1/2 cup
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Leached all vegetables overnight using yellow pepper, omit olives, herbs,1/2 amount of salt, no pepper, used Quinoa instead of Coucoucus. Dietitian comment: Sounds great[INVALID]thanks for sharing. One note on the quinoa substitution[INVALID]it's quite a bit higher in potassium and phosphorus compared to couscous (194 mg potassium and 92 mg phosphorus per serving of the prepared recipe). For those limiting these 2 minerals stick with couscous or discuss with your dietitian.
Oct. 24, 2014, 8:17 AM - Inappropriate review?
Would this be good with Israeli couscous or will be make it too chewy? My husband doesn't much care for the small stuff. Also, it's hard to rate a recipe when I haven't tried it, but it looks like it would be very good.
Jun. 11, 2014, 9:36 AM - Inappropriate review?
I made this with quinoa, and we really liked it. Quinoa gives more texture and is a protein, which my husband needs more of in his diet. Dietitian comment: Quinoa is much higher in potassium and phosphorus than couscous. If you are limiting these minerals I do not recommend this change.
Aug. 10, 2013, 11:10 AM - Inappropriate review?
Will it make any difference if I add saffron when I am soaking my couscous before adding it to the couscousierre to steam? I guess I don't want to lose the flavor of saffron, but I don't know if saffron has problems for the CKD non-dialysis diet. Moderator comment: Saffron is acceptable for a kidney diet. 1 teaspoon contains only 12 mg potassium, 1 mg sodium and 2 mg phosphorus--very low!
Oct. 16, 2011, 9:14 AM - Inappropriate review?
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