Bulgur Pilaf with Swiss Chard
(Pazılı Bulgur Pilavı)
3/4 cup Turkish Bulgur, large grain, rinsed
Bunch of Swiss chard stems, washed and cut in 1 cm long (use only the fresh ones)
3-4 small Swiss chard leaves, chopped
3-4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 small size onion, sliced
2 tbsp canned crushed tomatoes
1 tsp red pepper paste
1/2 tsp red pepper paste, hot
1 cup hot water
1 tbsp mint
Saute the onion and stems with olive oil for 2-3 minutes. Add the crushed tomatoes and red pepper pastes, and saute for 1-2 more minutes. Then add the bulgur, water, chard leaves, salt and pepper. Cover and cook until all the water evaporates at low heat. Let the Pilaf stand for about 5 minutes.
Season with mint and serve it with yogurt by the side.