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- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 pinch salt & freshly ground black pepper
- 1 -2 teaspoon dried basil
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 pinch rosemary (optional) or 1 pinch marjoram (optional)
- 1 1⁄2 cups raw bulgur
- 2 cups warm water
- In a covered saucepan, saute the onions in the olive oil for a few minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Add the salt, pepper, basil, bay leaf, and rosemary or marjoram.
- Cover and cook for about 10 minutes, unil the onions are translucent and beginning to brown.
- Stir in the bulghur. Toast for about 2 minutes, until the bulghur begins to darken.
- Add the water, cover tightly, and bring to a boil.
- Reduce the heat to very low.
- Let the bulghur steam for about 15 minutes.
- Each grain should be separate and tender, but not chewy. Add a little more water if the bulghur seems underdone, but be sparing, or it will become mushy.
- Remove the bay leaf and serve hot.
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This needed too much doctoring for me to give it a fair review. With some work on my part, this was a simple but satisfying side dish. I won't give up on this recipe and plan to use it again with some changes-most notably caramelizing the onions (and then I would stir them into the bulghur just before serving)as suggested in another review. I will also use vegetable broth or stock for the water. Thanks for posting the recipe.