Creamy Couscous Pudding

couscous-pudding Leigh Beisch


  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1/2 cup uncooked couscous
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups fat-free milk
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 teaspoons maple syrup


Bring 2/3 cup water to a boil; stir in couscous and salt. Remove from heat; cover and let stand 5 minutes. Add milk and sugar; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; stir until mixture is slightly thick. Transfer to a bowl; whisk in egg. Return to saucepan; cook, stirring frequently, until creamy (about 5 minutes). Transfer to a clean bowl, and stir in vanilla. Let pudding cool to room temperature, stirring occasionally. Spoon into 4 bowls, and chill, loosely covered, for at least 1 hour. Drizzle with maple syrup before serving.

  • Yield: 4 servings (serving size: about 1 cup)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 235
Fat per serving: 2g
Saturated fat per serving: 1g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 1g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 0.0g
Protein per serving: 11g
Carbohydrate per serving: 44g
Fiber per serving: 1g
Cholesterol per serving: 57mg
Iron per serving: 1mg
Sodium per serving: 189mg
Calcium per serving: 254mg

Good to Know

Fat-free milk is a great source of calcium, protein, vitamin D, and riboflavin. This pudding is a tasty way to get your dairy servings in!