Bulgur Pilaf with Fresh Fava Beans
(Taze Baklalı Bulgur Pilavı - Antakya - Mediterranean Region)
3/4 cup Turkish bulgur, large grain, rinsed and drained
8-10 fresh fava beans, cleaned, trimmed, cut in bite size, soaked into the 1/2 cup water with lemon juice
2 tbsp butter or 4-5 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 medium size onion, sliced
1 tbsp dill, chopped
1 tbsp red pepper paste
1 cup warm water
Saute onion with olive oil for 2-3 minutes in a medium size pot. Add the fava beans and 1/2 cup of water with lemon juice. Cover and cook until the beans are tender at low heat.
Add the bulgur, dill, red pepper paste, warm water, salt and pepper, stir. Cover and cook until all the water evaporates at low heat. Let the Pilaf stand for about 5 minutes.
Garnish with fresh dill and serve with yogurt on the side.