Lebanese Bulgur

"This delicious recipe is from Burt Green and is my favorite way to eat whole wheat bulgur. It easy and fabulous as a side dish for a wide variety of meat or vegetarian meals. Please try this."
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  • Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
  • Add the onion and cook until lightly browned, about 3 minutes.
  • Add the garlic and cook for another minute.
  • Stir in the tomatos and basil, cooking 2 more minutes.
  • Stir the bulgur into the tomato mixture, making sure that the bulgur is well coated.
  • Stir in the hot broth, reduce the heat to low and cook, covered, for 5 minutes.
  • Add the honey, tomato paste, salt, pepper and cayenne to the bulgur mixture.
  • Continue to cook, covered until the bulgur is tender and all the liquid has been absorbed, about 25 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat and let sit for 10 minutes.
  • Sprinkle the parsley over the top.

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  1. I love this stuff it's a nice change from pasta & rice which I love. I added a few chopped mini carrots along with zucchini & yellow squash and red pepper flakes. I even ate it for breakfast and topped it with a fried egg, the runny yolk was amazing mixed with the Bulgur & veggies. Now I'm going to try it on my hubby this week! Thanks for sharing!
  2. This was my first time trying bulgur. It's a great recipe. (It reminds me of my cabbage roll stuffing.) The only thing I changed was to reduce the olive oil by half. Next time I'll try it without the honey as it seemed a little sweet. But overall, I have to give a 5 star rating!
  3. Great Bulgar Recipe. We had it alongside roasted lamb. Tasty and easy!
  4. This was amazing! My partner, who always turns up his nose at bulgar wheat, cous cous etc has just eaten 2 portions and asked if he can take some to work for lunch tomorrow. We ate it with some chicken and roasted veg.<br/>Its quite easy to make and only used ingredients that i usually have in the store cupboard anyway. I found that stirring every 5 mins and adding a little more stock or water each time stopped it from burning. I used tinned tomatoes.
  5. I think the oil is heavy, I strained it off in the end. next time I will try 1/3 to 1/2 I think that will improve the recipe. I have been to Lebenon and dont remember too much oil in the food I ate. I like this recipe particularly because it is vegan so I think it is worth pursuing to get the right balance/


  1. Use only enough oil necessary to sauté the onions and garlic. 1/3 of a cup of olive oil is way too much. Having made it both ways, I can say that the oil is not missed.
  2. used fresh basil instead of parsley , it gets more "italianized"
  3. Tomatoes (canned chopped) and quinoa/bulgar wheat mix instead of only bulgar wheat.
  4. What a fabulous recipe for bulgur, which I find to be a chewy and satisfying grain. I used only 1/4 of olive oil and substituted drained canned diced tomatoes for the fresh because I had no fresh tomatoes on hand. I also stirred in the parsley at the end and then topped with a dollop of Greek yogurt and more parsley. Thank you for sharing your wonderful recipe! My husband and I happily ate all the leftovers and I'm planning to make it again this week.


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