Easy Bulgur Pilaf

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Easy Bulgur Pilaf

In fact, this recipe is not a pilaf one, as we have some of these, but let me introduce you to bulgur and how it is cooked. The same friend who gave me Kataifi noodles as a gift made me "addicted" to bulgur and pepper paste (sweet, in my case). For more than 1 year it has become one of our favorite cereals for pilaf and all kinds of vegetable garnishes.

Bulgur is actually a grain of wheat peeled and pre-cooked, it cooks very quickly, makes the pilaf be grain by grain and has a very good and interesting texture.

My first food cooked with bulgur was just a kind of garnish / pilaf with onions, pepper paste and bulgur. The whole family ate with great pleasure and since then I have recommended it to those who have crossed my threshold.


Bulgur wheat
1 cup
2 cups
Chicken breast
1 piece
1 piece
White onion
1 piece
Tomato paste
1 tsp
or bell pepper paste
1 tsp
to taste
Ground black pepper
0.25 tsp
to taste
Laurel leaves
2 pieces
Sunflower oil
50 ml

Step by step


This is how the bulgur looks closer.

Wash in 2-3 waters like rice, rub well with water.


Prepare the rest of the ingredients.


Chicken breast is cut into thin slices.


Cut the onion and carrot into juliennes.


In a deep frying pan or thick-bottomed pan, heat the oil well.

Add the chicken breast, stirring periodically until all the water in it drops.


Add the carrot and onion, cook together for another 5 minutes.


Add the pepper / tomato paste, mix well, cook for another 5 minutes.


Put the bulgur, stir.


Pour water.


Season with salt, pepper, add bay leaf and mix well.

When it starts to boil, lower the heat and leave it for about 10-15 minutes.


All this time it boiled without a lid, notice that it swelled, if you taste it it is boiled.

But still not perfect :)


To bring it to its ideal state, turn off the heat and cover the pot with a lid.

Let all the flavors penetrate for 20-30 minutes. The lump will absorb the rest of the juice and will be grain by grain, not sticky.

Notice that I didn't mix in it after it started to boil with the spices and water.


After this time, serve it with whatever you like - salad, pickles, etc.


And closer here.

Good appetite!

Quantity: 2 kg (6-7 servings)
Prep time: 45 min
Difficulty: easy
Ready in: 30 min
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