Bulgur Pilaf With Currants And Pine Nuts Recipe


Preparation Time5 MinCooking Time1 Hr 0 Min
Ready In1 Hr 5 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexHealthyServings2
Main IngredientInterest Group


 Pine nuts1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), toasted
 Olive oil1 Tablespoon
 Chopped onion1 Small
 Bulgur1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Currants1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Hot defatted chicken broth2 Cup (32 tbs) (Preferably Homemade)
 Salt To Taste

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 493 Calories from Fat 172

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 20 g31%

Saturated Fat 2.1 g10.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 599.8 mg25%

Total Carbohydrates 68 g22.6%

Dietary Fiber 16.2 g64.9%

Sugars 4.6 g

Protein 18 g35.1%

Vitamin A 0.5% Vitamin C 17.4%

Calcium 14.5% Iron 22.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
2. Place pine nuts on a baking tray and toast them in the oven, stirring frequently until golden. Remove and set aside.

3. In a 3-quart casserole or Dutch oven heat the oil over moderate heat.
4. Add the onion and sauté for 2 minutes until limp.
5. Add the bulgur and sauté until the grains are coated with the oil and turn translucent.
6. Add remaining ingredients to the bulgur, reserving some pine nuts for garnish.
7. Stir to mix well and bring to a boil.
8. Cover the casserole and transfer it immediately to the preheated oven
9. Cook, covered, for 45 minutes, without stirring or until bulgur is tender and all the liquid has been absorbed.
10. Remove from the oven and let stand for 5 minutes in the steam.
11. Fluff the pilaf using 2 forks and tossing up lightly from down to up.

12. Turn out onto a serving platter
13. Garnish with reserved pine nuts and serve steaming hot.