Cumin Scented Bulgur Pilaf

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READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by threeovens

Bulgur is a whole grain, like brown rice, and I sometimes use it in place of rice. I usually get it at a Turkish grocery in my town, but was excited to see it in my regular Stop and Shop the other day. In the Turkish store it is less expensive than rice, but more in the regular grocery store. Guess where I buy it?

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat; add onions and peppers and increase heat to medium high and cook until onions begin to turn brown around the edges, about 10 minutes.
  2. Stir in orzo and bulgur and cook about a minute, while stirring.
  3. Add broth and tomato juice.
  4. Season with salt, pepper, cumin, and basil.
  5. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat to a simmer and cook until bulgur is tender and most of the liquid is absorbed, about 20 minutes.
  6. Stir in water if bulgur becomes too dry or cook a few minutes, with the cover off, if bulgur is too wet.

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