Bulgur & Lentil Pilaf

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Rinse the lentils& put in a pot with enough broth to cover.
  2. Add bay leaf, bring to a boil& keep covered.
  3. Turn off heat& let stand for 30 minutes.
  4. While the lentils are soaking, melt margarine in a heavy pot.
  5. Add chopped onion, salt& pepper.
  6. Saute till onions are tender& transparent.
  7. When onions are ready, keep heat at medium, stir in bulgur& continue stirring till all the margarine is absorbed.
  8. Lower heat to a simmer& add the rest of the broth& lentils in their broth.
  9. Bring to a boil, reduce heat again, cover tightly& simmer till all the liquid has been absorbed.
  10. Add more liquid till the bulgur& lentils are cooked.
  11. Remove bay leaf& serve.


Most Helpful

I made this AGAIN.. for a co-worker's birthday...must tell what I added besides the mushrooms... This time I used recipe #100243 Make Ahead Carmelized Onions. Last time I was a bit disappointed that the onions got kinda' "boiled out"...sooooooooooo... I added the carmelized onions that I prepared a day ahead...I put some in the "body" of the dish and then arranged some in a circle on top as a decoration. The golden color of the carmelized onions really gave it some pizzaz!!!

em... December 07, 2007

I agree with Winkki that this is too mushy to be a pilaf, and with everyone that it's too bland. That said, it was a great "base" for a healthy vegetarian lunch today...I added a lot of curry powder, parsley, and garlic. I will most likely make this again, just with modifications. :) I think this would be good with pita or naan, but I'm going to eat it with a green salad.

A Messy Cook June 12, 2007

Really good! I could tell it would be a little bland for me, so I threw some garlic and a pinch of cumin in along with the onions. I only used 1 tbsp butter (to keep fat to a minimum.) I've been eating this for lunch all week paired with spinach & lemon couscous for a low-fat, high-protein meal. It's yummy, simple and healthy--I highly recommend it to any vegetarians or vegans looking for a nice filling dish.

mari-chan June 05, 2004

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