Green Beans Bulgur Pilaf Recipe
Green beans with bulgur pilaf is a recipe that will replace the main course. When I say that it will replace the main course, I try to say that it is a recipe that you can easily prepare a dinner just together with cacık or some kind of salad. You can think of green beans bulgur pilaf as the compact form of bulgur pilaf in addition to the green bean dish.
Moreover, it is much easier and much shorter to make green beans bulgur pilaf than to cook green beans and bulgur pilaf. When you make cacık , eggplant salad with yoghurt or vegan salads such as tahini eggplant salad, arugula salad, çoban salata, besides green beans bulgur pilaf, it will be a sufficient dinner for a small family. Of course, if you have a guest, you can expand the menu.
Regarding the preparation of the recipe, a question may arise as to whether green beans and bulgur are cooked at the same time. If the green beans you use are not from the ones that cannot be cooked easily, yes, green beans and bulgur are cooked at the same time. Coarse bulgur is not a food that is cooked in a short time. It takes a while to absorb water and soften, which is enough for the green beans to cook.
If you are not sure whether the beans are cooked easily, you can chop them into smaller sizes to ensure they will be cooked.
- 500 g green beans, chopped coarsely,
- 1.5 cups of coarse bulgur, washed and drained,
- 1 onion, chopped,
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste,
- 5 tablespoons of olive oil,
- 3 cups of boiling water,
- Heat the the oil in a pan, add into the onion and stir fry until softens,
- Add the chopped fresh beans and mix,
- Cover the lid and cook on low heat, stirring occasionally, until the color changes,
- Add tomato paste and stir fry until it smells good,
- Add the water, bulgur and the salt and mix,
- Cover and cook until bulgur and green beans soften.