Friday, July 31, 2009

Bossy Betty Gets Jiggy With Bulgur Wheat Recipes!

Ready to start enjoying Bulgur Wheat and all the Joy it can bring to your otherwise drab existence?

Let's GO!!!


Traditional Tabouleh

Ingredients:

  • 2 bunches of fresh parsley (1 1/2 cup chopped, with stems discarded)
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh mint, chopped
  • I medium onion, finely chopped
  • 6 medium tomatoes, diced
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup bulgur, medium grade
  • 6 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Soak the bulgur wheat for one and one half hours.

Drain thoroughly. Mix all ingredients. Serve or refrigerate.


My friend Kathy sent me the following recipe. It sounds really yummy!


BULGUR SALAD WITH SUNFLOWER SEEDS
1 c. bulgur wheat
2 c. water
2 lg. tomatoes, diced
1 med. cucumber, diced
1 med. yellow squash, diced
2 green onions, chopped fine
1 tbsp. dried parsley (or 3 tbsp. fresh)
1/4 c. dry roasted unsalted sunflower seeds

DRESSING:
1 tsp. oregano
1 tsp. soy sauce
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. black pepper
1 tbsp. olive oil
2 tbsp. lemon juice
1 tbsp. water


1. Soak bulgur wheat in a bowl in the water for 3 to 4 hours. The wheat will soak up the water and become puffy and chewable. Drain excess water.
2. Combine dressing ingredients.

3. Add vegetables, parsley, sunflower seeds to bulgur wheat. Mix. Add dressing and toss well.


I've made this one before. It makes a great side dish!

Bulgur Pilaf

A flavorful bulgur pilaf with green onions and mushrooms
By Diana Rattray, About.com

1/2 cup butter
2 cups coarse bulgur
1 small onion, chopped
3 green onions, chopped
1/2 cup chopped mushrooms, about 4 ounces
4 cups chicken broth or bouillon (I use veggie variety--BB)
salt and pepper to taste
Melt butter in casserole and sauté onion until just softened; add bulgur and sauté another 2 minutes. Add mushrooms and green onion and sauté 1 minute. Heat broth or bouillon in a separate saucepan; stir hot broth or bouillon into bulgur and vegetables. Add salt and pepper to taste. Cover and bake at 350° for approximately 30 minutes. Stir with fork and bake an additional 15 minutes.

Serves 6.




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