Thank you Jennifer Abadi for this fabulous savory bulgur pilaf- perfect for a Thanksgiving menu!
Check out Jennifer’s website www.FistfulofLentils.com.
Bulgur is a healthy ingredient common in foods from Turkey, the Mediterranean and the Middle East. I was really surprised to find out how healthy bulgur really is!
Some of the benefits of eating bulgur include:
- Lowering the risk of Type 2 diabetes because it contains Magnesium which helps out the insulin in your body.
- Bulgur’s high fiber content helps against breast cancer.
- Fiber in bulgur helps protect against gallstones (trust me- gallstones are not a fun thing to have)
- Bulgur contains an ingredient called Betaine which helps protect against creaky joints and inflammation that some of us may be starting to feel…..
- Bulgur contains Folate which helps with mental clarity and memory!!! Now, who wouldn’t want a couple extra crystal clear brain cells that can help us find our keys when we are running out that door….
Enjoy this hearty and healthy new kosher recipe!
Thanksgiving Bulgur Pilaf with Butternut Squash, Chestnuts, and Cinnamon
- 2 cups whole grain bulgur wheat (ground bulgur will become too mushy)
- 2 to 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil or salted butter
- 1 cup coarsely chopped yellow onions
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
- 3/4 cup vegetable or chicken stock
- 1/2 cup ¼-inch cubed butternut squash pieces (cut to about the size of the chickpeas)
- ¼ cup pre-cooked chickpeas, rinsed and drained
- ¼ cup sliced chestnuts (pre-roasted and packaged in a jar or can)
- 1 tablespoon fresh dill, finely chopped
- 2 teaspoons melted salted margarine or salted butter (optional)
- Moroccan Style Stew with Chickpeas, Butternut Squash and Fire Roasted Tomatoes. (thejewishhostess.com)
- Meatballs in Tomato Cumin Sauce by Jennifer Abadi (thejewishhostess.com)