Once upon a time when I thought of bulgar, I instantly thought of tabouli. But not any longer. I now know it can be a stand out tasty side dish in its own right that is an alternative to rice and lower in calories.
Roast the pistachios or pine nuts by placing them in a small pan over low heat (dry roast, no oil) for about 5 minutes. Shake the pan regularly until they become lightly toasted in colour and fragrant.
For The Bulgar
Place the bulgar in a small pan and add the warm stock. Bring to the boil then turn down to a very low simmer. With the lid on simmer for 10 to 12 minutes until the liquid has been absorbed. Turn off the heat. Stir through the nuts, chopped herbs, cracked pepper and serve.
Bulgar is available at Middle Eastern grocers and some supermarkets
Bulgar With Roasted Pistachios
Amount Per Serving
Calories 261Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Total Carbohydrates 48g16%
Dietary Fiber 12g48%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.