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Bulgur Pilaf With Broccoli and Peppers

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“I have recently started the WW Core program which emphasizes whole grains, produce, and a little bit of good oil. Around the same time I started I also re-found a lovely little cookbook that a friend gave me a few years ago called "One Pot Vegetarian Dishes" by Amy Cotler. This pilaf is a modification of a recipe from that book. It needs a little salt and pepper but is a nice main dish or side dish depending on your eating style. The original recipe says it can be served either warm or cold though I have only tried it warm. And the original recipe called for red pepper. As I only had frozen green pepper that is what I used, but feel free to change it.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring a large pan of salted water to boil over high heat.
  2. Add the broccoli and cook until it is crip tender but still green, about 1 to 2 minutes.
  3. Drain the broccoli and rinse it briefly under cold water.
  4. Using the same pan, add the oil.
  5. Then add the onion, garlic, pepper, and oregano if using.
  6. (Just use about 1/4 tsp.) Cook over medium heat, stirring often, until the onion is translucent which is about 3 to 5 minutes.
  7. Add the tomatoes, bulgur, water, and salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat to low.
  9. Cover it and cook until all the liquid is absorbed.
  10. Start checking at 10 minutes but it may take up to 15.
  11. Turn off the heat and add the broccoli and the black beans.
  12. Cover the pan and let it sit until the bulgur is tender but still slightly firm.
  13. This will take about 10 to 15 minutes.

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