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Thursday, July 12, 2007

Bulgur Pilaf with Roasted Vegetables

(Kozlenmis Sebzeli Bulgur Pilavi)

Bulgur Pilaf with Roasted Vegetables
Bulgur Pilaf:
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

1 zucchini, washed, cut in bite size
1 small Japanese eggplant, washed, cut in bite size
1 red pepper, washed, cut in bite size
1 cubanelle pepper, washed, cut in bite size
8-10 small mushrooms, brushed, cut in 4
1 onion, peeled, cut in 8
1-2 garlic cloves, do not peel
1 tomato, washed, cut in 4
Extra virgin olive oil

Set the oven to broil (grill), and heat it up (or use the barbecue). Arrange all the vegetables on an oven tray. Sprinkle salt and pepper and drizzle extra virgin olive oil all over them. Roast them on the second rack from the top in the oven. Peel the garlic. Gently mix with a fork (picture).

Meanwhile to cook the bulgur pilaf: Saute the onion with olive oil for a few minutes. Add all the pilaf ingredients and stir. Cover and cook over low heat.

Gently toss all the roasted vegetables with the pilaf using a fork. Serve it hot or warm as a light lunch. It is a great vegetarian dish:)

Makes 2 servings.

Meal Ideas:
- Ayran, Lemon Cake with Turkish Coffee.



At 8:45 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds fantastic!

At 3:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, Binnur!

Can you please please please publish your recipes in a cookbook? I live in Canada, and even in major bookstore chains like Indigo I can't find a decent Turkish cookbook! Your recipes are authentic and delicious, and the pictures are just mouth-watering. This is the only reference I use for Turkish cuisine now! ^-^

At 8:14 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I tried this the other day and it was so good. Flavorful, delicious yet easy to prepare. It made a nice and healthy summertime dinner with ayran. Thanks Binnur!

At 1:01 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

I am so touched, thank you for the lovely comment:) I have been working on it, but it's been progressing slow...I blame Summer for it:)

At 1:03 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Sam,
I agree with you, it is a great Summer dish...I am glad you liked it:)

At 4:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great dish!!! Hmmm...Does it also include mushrooms?

At 10:54 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Sure, why can add any roasted vegetable that you like:)

At 3:49 AM, Blogger Sylwia said...

Thanks for the recipe.I am gonna make it today for my dinner:)

At 5:11 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any ideas what the english equivalent to pepper paste is? I have looked in my supermarket for something similiar but nothing looks right.


At 2:27 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

I think Mexican red pepper sauces may be the closest one that you can find. But if there is a Mediterranean store in your neighborhood check over there:)

At 9:50 AM, Blogger etheri said...

How is red pepper paste called in turkish? There is turkish supermarket near my home, but I don't what is the name in turkish?

At 10:33 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

It is called Biber Salcasi. Here is the Turkish version of it and all the ingredients are in the same order;

At 7:54 AM, Anonymous stasqa said...

i ve got turkish husband,
am going to make him very nice suprice today :)
cok teshekular

At 4:34 PM, Anonymous Cheryl said...

Hi there.

I live in a tiny (and I emphasize the word tiny) country and I can't find bulgur anywhere!! What would be a substitute?

Great recipes, Great website!

At 7:34 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Cheryl ,
You can substitute bulgur with rice or orzo:)

At 3:32 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just returned from a trip to Istanbul.Loved ur country,people and its food.Found many similarities in some of ur dishes and language to Indian ones.
Today making Burghoul Pilaf with roasted vegetables and cacik on the side.thank you.

Vandana Mittal


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