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Bulgar Pilaf

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This hardy Middle Eastern Bulgar Pilaf dish combines bulgur (cracked wheat) with several spices, dried fruit, and a small amount of nuts. Experiment with different types of dried fruit and nuts.

Bulgar Pilaf


1 large onion, peeled and finely chopped
2 teaspoons oil
2 cups bulgur (*cracked wheat)
5 cups water
1 teaspoon coriander
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup slivered almonds
1 cup dried apricots, chopped
1 cup raisins
Salt and black pepper to taste

Recipe Directions

Stir-fry onion with oil in a large pot for 3 minutes.

Add remaining ingredients, cover pot, and cook over medium heat for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Remove pot from stove and allow it to sit covered 5 minutes.

Mix ingredients well, pour into a serving dish, and serve while still warm.

Recipe Notes

*Organic Cracked Wheat is very popular as a cereal, but you can also add cracked wheat to your favorite bread recipe for a crunchy texture, or use as a meat extender to add fiber and nutrition to meatloaf.

Nutrition Nibbles for Bulgur

  1. Bulgur is high in carbohydrate, mainly complex carbohydrate (starch) which is a primary source of energy.
  2. Bulgur is a delicious form of whole wheat that has been ground and pre-cooked, making it a snap to prepare.
  3. Bulgur is a rare convenience food that loses nothing nutritionally for convenience.

Nutrition Information

Recipe makes 6 servings.

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