Bulgur Pilaf with Spinach
(Ispanakli Bulgur Pilavi)
1 cup Turkish bulgur, large grain, washed and drained
1 medium size onion, cut in small pieces
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp red pepper paste
1 3/4 cup hot water
1 tsp crushed red pepper
1 tsp cumin
Half bunch of spinach, roots cut off*, washed, drained
Saute the onion with olive oil for a few minutes. Add all the ingredients except the spinach and stir. Cook it over low heat with the lid on. When you start seeing holes on the surface of the bulgur add the spinach and stir slowly. Cook for about 5 more minutes.
Serve warm or cold with Yogurt on the side. It is a great dish, especially for lunch:)
* Don't throw away the roots of the spinach, instead make Spinach Root Salad.
Makes 2-3 servings.
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