Thursday, September 3, 2009

Spiced Bulgur!

Here's what I made for my poor-lonely-man's dinner! What I love best is that it's filling and cheap (well, cheap if you bought the bulgur in bulk like I did).

If you haven't cooked with bulgur, DO IT. It's a simple, light and delicious grain! This recipe is not as light as tabbouleh but lighter than rice.

Spiced Bulgur with Tomatoes
1 cup bulgur
1/4 cup olive oil
1 onion
1 large tomato

Start by pre-soaking a cup of bulgur. Pretty much one cup of bulgur=1 cup of water. Let it soak for 1/2 hour.
Dice the onion and cook them in a pot with the olive oil (a pan wouldn't work as easily) until the onions are clear. Add the bulgur, tomato (including all the juices), and the spices. Don't over spice the dish, but put in a little of each, focusing on the allspice and cinnamon and nutmeg. Stir it all together and cook on medium until the spices become fragrant. Add 1/2 cup of water and simmer for 15 minutes. Keep an eye on it though! I cooked it for about 25 minutes and added an extra 1/4-1/2 cup of water. You want to make sure the bulgur isnt crunchy (and since mine was, I added more water and let it cook longer).

THEN BAM! You're done!

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