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Bulghur Wheat and Quinoa Pilaf

Bulghur Wheat and Quinoa Pilaf

This is a tasty side dish for any meal. Bulgur is a wheat-based staple of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine. Quinoa and bulgur wheat have higher protein and fiber content than rice.


1 cup dry bulghur wheat
1 cup dry quinoa
1 large onion, chopped
1 cup chopped celery
4 cups vegetable stock
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
1 teaspoon crushed dried rosemary or dried thyme or oregano
Several diced olives (optional)
2 Tomatoes chopped (optional)
Salt to taste

  1. Place bulghur and quinoa in a dry heavy skillet (such as cast-iron), stir-fry pan, or wok over high heat and cook, stirring constantly, until the grain smells toasty.
  2. Remove from heat immediately and set aside.
  3. Steam-fry onion and celery using a small amount of water in a large saucepan with a tight lid until onion begins to soften.
  4. Add broth, bulghur, quinoa, parsley, and rosemary, thyme, or oregano.
  5. Let stand for 5 minutes. Add optional extras. Fluff with a fork and season with salt.