BULGUR PILAF WITH EGGPLANT

 

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Cook time= 25-30 minutes

Level= Easy

Serve= 6

 

This pilaf made coarse bulgur. Bulgur pilaf is traditional Anatolian dish and very delicious, easy and healthy food .It is a perfect side dish.

Bulgur wheat is a good source of protein, iron, fiber and it has rich vitamin B-6 vitamin C, Calcium.

 

INGREDIENTS

1 and 1/2 cup bulgur

2 medium size tomato, washed, chopped

1 fresh green pepper,washed,  chopped

1 little onion,diced

2 medium size eggplant, cut off the stalks and skin the eggplants in alternate lengthwise strips partially,cut into small cubes.

1 fresh red pepper, washed, chopped

1 tbsp, Turkish tomato paste or Italian tomato puree

2 tbsp olive oil

1 tbsp butter

3 cup water

1 tsp sea salt and 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes

 

DIRECTIONS

 

1- Melt the butter together with the olive oil in medium saucepan over the medium heat. Place the onion and fresh red pepper in the saucepan , cook until golden yellow. Add the tomato paste and chopped tomato. Add the bulgur , pour the water.

2- Finally add the salt and red pepper flakes to taste. Bring the mixture to a boil then cover and reduce the heat to low. Let the bulgur simmer gently until all the liquid has been absorbed, about 10 minutes .

3- Meanwhile ,Place eggplant, fresh red pepper in another saucepan over hight heat and fry in hot oil until golden brown.Add the garlic and fry 1-2 minutes.

4- Add fried eggplant mixture into half cooked bulgur pilaf and combine. Then cover the lid and cook until most liquid is dissolved and bulgur is tender about 5 minutes.

5- Remove from the heat and fluff with a fork. Cover the lid again and let the pilaf sit at room temperature for about 5-10 minutes.         Serve it with meat or yogurt .

Bon appetite!

 

Fry onion, gren pepper and tomato, add tomato paste, bulgur, pour the water.

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Fry eggplant, fresh red pepper and green pepper in another pan , add into half cooked bulgur pilaf , cook them together.

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10 Comments Add yours

  1. Sophie says:

    Yummy! Thanks for the recipe 🙂

    1. You’re welcome,thanks!

  2. Sasha says:

    I love bulgar! Thanks for the new idea!

    1. Thank you so much for your comment!

  3. acasadisimi says:

    yummy!!!!! thanks for the recipe! greetings from Italy!

    1. Thank you for your comment!

  4. What a great presentation! Lovely recipe.

    1. Thank you so much for your kind comment!

  5. looks tasty but unfamiliar; will just have to try it!

    1. This recipe is really easy and delicious, thank you very much for your lovely comment!

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