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Recipe Review Thursday: Bulgur-Rice Pilaf [VIDEO]

On June 6, 2013 | At 9:00 am

We’re trying new heart-healthy recipes every month and will share the results with you. All recipes are from Club Red, UVA’s heart health club for women.

Bulgur-Rice Pilaf

I recently picked up some bulgur from the grocery store after hearing about it from a friend. A 100 percent whole-wheat grain that takes less time and effort to cook than rice? Yes, please! The problem was I didn’t know what to make with it. Then I came across this tasty-sounding recipe for bulgur-rice pilaf!

I made two tweaks to the recipe since I didn’t have carrots at home or short-grain brown rice. I left out the carrots and added more tomatoes, and used long-grain wild rice instead of short-grain brown rice. This recipe is super simple, but it takes a little while to make. Or, I should say it took me a little while because I didn’t read ahead to where it says you need to soak the bulgur for 30 minutes. I would recommend this as your first step.

Otherwise, it’s like making an amazing rice dish that has some great Mediterranean-esque flavor. It would be a great side dish to bring to a dinner party. Or pair it with some chicken for dinner and you’re set! Also, it makes for some great leftovers.

Stars: 4 of 5

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