This Lebanese style bulgur pilaf recipe is hearty, healthy and delicious; it is full of fiber & infinitely customizable – a meal the whole family will love!

Bulgur Pilaf

This Lebanese style bulgur pilaf recipe is hearty, healthy and delicious; it is full of fiber & infinitely customizable – a meal the whole family will love!
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 40 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 176kcal
Author: Yumna Jawad

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste 1/2 the small 6oz can
  • 1 vine ripe tomato finely chopped
  • 1/4 green pepper finely chopped
  • 1 green onion finely chopped
  • 1/4 small red onion finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon parsley finely chopped
  • 1 ½ cups fine bulgur wheat
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

Instructions

  • Heat olive oil in a small pot. Add the tomato paste and lightly fry until the tomato paste becomes fully incorporated with the olive oil and becomes fragrant. 
  • Soak the bulgur with 1 cup of water for 10-15 minutes, occasionally fluffing until the water is fully absorbed
  • Combine the soaked bulgur, tomato paste, fresh tomatoes, green pepper, green onions, red onions, parsley and ground cumin. Mix well until the bulgur is well coated by the tomato paste and remaining ingredients
  • Serve hot or cold, on its own with pita bread or as a a side dish

Notes

  • Storage: Store any leftovers in an airtight container. This will last about 7  in the fridge.
  • Sourcing: You can find the bulgur at Middle Eastern markets, natural-foods stores or even in large supermarkets, often located with other Middle Eastern ingredients.

Nutrition

Serving: 1bowl | Calories: 176kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 5g | Sodium: 71mg | Potassium: 294mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 385IU | Vitamin C: 10.1mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1.4mg