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Bulgur Pilaf With Tomato

Bulgur Pilaf With Tomato

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This tomato bulgur recipe is one of those dishes that people make when they are not in the mood for rice or pasta but looking for a healthier alternative. This simple yet delicious recipe makes a wonderful side dish to grilled meats such as lamb chops and chicken.

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  • Prep Time - 5 mins
  • Cook Time - 20 min
  • Total Time - 25 mins
  • Servings: 4 people


  • 1 cup coarse bulgur
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 medium tomato 
  • 3 tb. Tomato paste
  • 3 tb olive oil
  • 1.5 tsp salt
  • 0.25 tsp black pepper
  • 1.5 cups of chicken stock or water


  • Begin by finely chopping the onion and dicing the tomato
  • in a medium saucepan, heat up the olive oil. add the onion and saute for a few minutes on medium heat until the onion is translucent
  • Stir in the diced tomato and saute until it has completely softened, about 3-4 minutes
  • Rinse the bulgur 2-3 times and add the washed bulgur to the onion/tomato mixture
  • Increase the heat and add the chicken stock or water followed by the tomato paste. Stir well and let come to simmer
  • After most of the water has been absorbed, about 5-7 minutes, lower the heat to medium-low and cover to cook for 10 more minutes
  • Serve warm with a light salad or plain yogurt

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