About this recipe: The next time you're looking for a simple, healthy dish to serve, try this nutty-tasting grain as a delicious switch from rice.
*Serve the pilaf for lunch, with a mixed salad and some fresh fruit to follow.
*Make this dish spicy by adding 1 jalapeño chilli or other fresh green chilli, finely chopped, to the onions and garlic in step 2.
*Bulghur wheat, sometimes called cracked wheat, is made from whole-wheat berries, so it's high in fibre and B vitamins.
*The combination of olive oil, garlic, basil and tomatoes is not only a classic Mediterranean flavouring, but is a one-two-three punch against bad health. Each ingredient contains unique nutrients that help the heart and fight disease.
Really tasty but this quantity didn't serve 8. More like 4-5. Unless I did something wrong! - 14 Jan 2015
Love this recipe, nice change to rice or pasta, I add a little Tabasco sauce to make it slightly spicier - 22 Aug 2013