Thursday, June 10, 2010

0 Recipe #120: Herbed Bulghur Pilaf

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Herbed Bulghur Pilaf

This Turkish-inspired recipe has an American twist to it. Not only is this dish delicious & very satisfying, but it's also low in fat, high in fiber, and extremely nutritious. And, it also is very quick & easy to make. What's not to like?! :-D

Ingredients:
1/2 cup medium-grade bulgur
1 1/2 c. water
2 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
1/2 c. scallions, including green stems, sliced crosswise into thin rounds (about 3-4 scallions)
1/2 Tbsp. fresh sage leaves, finely minced (about 6 large leaves)
1/4 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. ground black pepper
2 Tbsp. tomato paste
1 Tbsp. fresh flat leaf parsley, finely minced
2 tsp. fresh mint leaves, roughly chopped (about 5 large leaves) (optional)
2 tsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice

Directions: Soak bulghur &1 c. cold water in a large bowl until all of the water has been completely absorbed, about 2 hours. Set aside. Sauté scallions & sage in olive oil in a large sauté pan on low heat until tender. Next, add bulghur, tomato paste, & remaining 1 c. water, & continue to stir until ingredients have been thoroughly combined. Sprinkle with salt & pepper. Continue to cook until all liquid has been absorbed, remove from heat, & then stir in parsley, mint (if using), & lemon juice, Let stand for 5 minutes & then serve while still hot.

Serving Suggestions: This dish goes really well with chicken & fish.

Yield: Makes 2-4 servings.

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