Bulgur and rice pilaf

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 2
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Technique: Steam Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 4 tbsp - oil
  • 1/4 cup - scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup - bulgur, washed
  • 1 cup - white basmati rice
  • 2 cups - vegetable broth
  • 1 tsp - salt
  • 1/2 cups - broken walnuts
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 cup - dates, diced

How to Make Bulgur and rice pilaf

  • Heat 2 tbs oil in a large wide saucepan.
  • Stir in the scallions and saute, stirring, until tender for about 3 min.
  • Add the bulgur or cracked wheat and rice.
  • Saute, stirring, until coated with butter, for about 2 mins.
  • Add the broth and 1 tsp of salt, and heat to a boiling temperature, stirring.
  • Cover and cook over medium-low heat for 15 min, or until the liquid is absorbed.
  • Let it stand uncovered and off the heat for 5 min before serving.
  • Meanwhile, melt the remaining 2 tbsps. of butter in a small skillet.
  • When the foam subsides, stir in the walnuts, garlic, and add salt to taste.
  • Saute, stirring constantly, until the walnuts are golden and fragrant.
  • Spoon the pilaf into a serving dish and sprinkle the top with the dates and sauteed walnuts.