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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Bulgur Pilaf with Watercress

(Tere Aşı)

Bulgur Pilaf with Watercress
~250 gr watercress, washed, drained, cut in medium size
3/4 cup Turkish bulgur, large grain, rinsed, drained
4-5 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 small onion, sliced
1 medium size tomato, peeled, diced
1 tsp red pepper paste, hot
1/2 tsp cumin
1 tsp lemon juice
1 cup hot water

Saute the onion with olive oil until it is softened at medium heat. Add all the ingredients except the watercress, stir. Cook it over low heat with the lid on. When you start seeing holes on the surface of the bulgur add the watercress and stir slowly. Cook for about 5 more minutes. Turn the heat off.

Let the Bulgur Pilaf with Watercress stand for about 5 minutes. Serve with Turkish Yogurt or Ayran by the side. It is a great dish, especially for lunch:)

Makes 2-3 servings.

Benefits of Watercress:
This water-loving herb contains a volatile mustard oil and has pungent tasting leaves. Tiny white flowers are produced. The leaves and shoots are used. It is a pungent bitter herb, which helps to remove toxins, boosts digestion...



At 12:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello, that must be a healthy option of a meal for me !:) Thanks for this recipe!

At 9:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Binnur,
I love your site and I check often. I think you meant 3/4 cup instead of 3-4 cups of bulgur for this recipe.Zeyneb

At 10:17 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Thank you Zeyneb:D

At 10:02 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love your posts and get many ideas from you. Everything is so healthy!


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