Friday, May 7, 2010

Bulgur Pilaf with Lentils and Sun Dried Tomatoes (Mercimekli Bulgur Pilavi)

Two fiber all stars: Green Lentils and Bulgur, together they create a palate pleasing, healthy meal. This is a great recipe if you want to boost your fiber intake.

• 1/4 cup or 3 tbs olive oil
• 1 big or 2 medium onion, diced
• 5-6 pieces dried tomatoes, roughly chopped
• 4-5 dried pepper (any variety can be used)
•1 tablespoon tomato paste
•1 cup bulgur
•1 cup green lentils
•2 cups boiling water
•1.5 teaspoon salt


1. Wash the lentils and put them in a pot, add just enough water to cover the lentils and cook until they are halfway cooked. Set aside.
2. Heat the oil in a different pan, add the onion and saute until the onions are translucent.
3. Stir in tomatoes and peppers and saute for 3 min.
4. Add the tomato paste and stir.
5. Stir in the lentils and bulgur. Add 2 cups of boiling water and salt.
6. Cook until all the water is absorbed.

This recipe is my second submission for My Legume Love Affair - which is back at home this month at, The Well-Seasoned Cook.

1 comment:

  1. Another lentil and bulgur beauty!

    Thank you, Esra, for contributing again a fine recipe for MLLA!