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Jun 26

Soy Ginger Fried Couscous

Soy Ginger Fried Couscous

I can’t believe I’ve been blogging for 6 months now and this Soy Ginger Fried Couscous is the first Asian recipe I’ve made. How have I gone so long neglecting one of my favorite ethnic cuisines? This recipe was worth the wait – it’s filling and delicious! The fresh ginger really shined in this dish and the use of couscous instead of the more traditional fried rice gave it a pleasing and unique texture. This is a light and flavorful Asian dish that will fill you up and leave you feeling great about yourself afterward. To view your WW PersonalPoints for this recipe and track it in the WW app or site, click here!

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Soy Ginger Fried Couscous

Soy Ginger Fried Couscous

Soy Ginger Fried Couscous is a tasty twist on fried rice!


  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups cooked wheat couscous, cooled
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon sesame oil, divided
  • 1 (12 oz) bag broccoli slaw
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce, I used reduced sodium
  • 1 tablespoons brown sugar


  •  Coat a large sauté pan with cooking spray and bring to medium heat. Add beaten eggs and stir with a wooden spoon until scrambled. Pour eggs onto a plate and set aside. Wipe out skillet.
  • Pour 1 tablespoon of sesame oil into the sauté pan and bring to med-high heat. Add the broccoli slaw, ginger and garlic and stir together. Cook for about 4 minutes, stirring, until vegetables are slightly softened. Stir in the couscous and cook for an additional 2 minutes, browning the couscous.
  • Combine the brown sugar and soy sauce in a small bowl and whisk quickly to dissolve the sugar. Add the sauce to the couscous and stir to combine. Add the eggs and stir thoroughly. Remove from heat and serve.


To view your WW PersonalPoints for this recipe and track it in the WW app or site, click here!
234 calories, 29 g carbs, 6 g sugars, 9 g fat, 2 g saturated fat, 11 g protein, 4 g fiber (from myfitnesspal.com)
MyWW SmartPoints per (1 rounded cup) serving: (SP calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)
Green: 7 SmartPoints/ Blue: 5 SmartPoints/ Purple: 2 SmartPoints
Weight Watchers Points Plus:
6 per serving (P+ calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)
Source: Can You Stay For Dinner?

Soy Ginger Fried Couscous

16 comments on “Soy Ginger Fried Couscous”

  1. This looks so good! I will definitely make it this week. Adding ingredients to grocery list right now…

  2. Thanks so much, Em!! Looks delicious 🙂

  3. If this tastes anywhere as good as it looks, you are a genius Emily!

    BTW I am loving your exact serving size directions 🙂 Can’t wait to get my 1.10 cups of this!

  4. Love your blog, Andie. I’m trying to see if I can pull together enough cash to go to the food blogger conference in NOLA you’re putting on!

  5. This is utterly amazing! I just made it tonight… it’s light yet full of flavor!!! Plus the serving sizes are huge. I love the ginger/soy mix. Thank you so much!!

  6. We had this for dinner tonight with a spinach salad on the side – delicious! Boyfriend went back for seconds…then thirds! Thanks for posting!

  7. just had this for dinner …. Delicious !!

  8. This was great, I added chicken and it was delish! I used frozen veggie stir fry as I couldnt find broccoli slaw, and it watered things down a bit. Still tastey though!

  9. Made this tonight, loved it!

  10. By the way…when do you use the extra tsp of sesame oil?

  11. We just enjoyed this delicious dish tonight! Thank you! Kids enjoyed it too 🙂

  12. this looks amazing!!!! if I use original plain couscous will the nutrition facts be the same?? I can’t find wheat couscous anywhere!! thanks so much! =]

    • Hi Melissa, I only calculated the nutrition using the ingredients I listed, but I doubt it would make a huge difference. If you want to be sure you can always enter exactly what you use in the recipe calculator on My Fitness Pal! 🙂

  13. This is so delicious, going to make again everyone loved it

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