Herbed Bulgur-Lentil Pilaf

2008, Ellie Krieger, All Rights Reserved
TOTAL TIME: 1 hr 30 min
Prep: 30 min
Inactive Prep: --
Cook: 1 hr
 
YIELD: 4 servings, 1 serving equals 1 cup pilaf
LEVEL: --

ingredients

  • 1/2 cup green lentils
  • 1 cup bulgur
  • 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 small red onion, finely diced (1 cup)
  • 1 yellow pepper, seeded and finely diced
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
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Directions

Place lentils and 2 cups broth in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Boil 5 minutes, then reduce to a simmer and cook until lentils are tender and most liquid is dissolved, about 30 minutes. Drain any remaining liquid. While lentils are cooking, place bulgur and remaining 2 cups chicken broth in another small saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until most liquid is dissolved and bulgur is tender, about 13 to15 minutes. Remove from heat and fluff with a fork. Add the bulgur to the lentils.

Heat 2 teaspoons of the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add onions and cook, stirring, until tender, about 5 minutes. Add peppers and cook until peppers are tender, another 5 minutes. Add the onion mixture to bulgur-lentil mixture. Stir in parsley, basil, chives, lemon zest, lemon juice remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil, salt and pepper and toss to incorporate.

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  • on September 13, 2011

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    Great recipe!! Works great for lunch, very packable... and was absolutely delicious....will make this again and again. Thanks Ellie for all the healthy and wonderful recipes!!

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  • on June 11, 2011

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    This Palif is great it is healthy the lentils, onions and peppers give it a nice flavor. I could not stop eating it.

    Thanks Ellie another healthy recipe

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