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Bulgur And Green Lentil Pilaf


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  • 5 1/4 cups water
  • 3/4 cup green lentils - (abt 6 oz)
  • 2 Turkish bay leaves
  • 2 1/4 cups medium bulgur (cracked wheat)
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 3/4 cup slivered almonds toasted
  • 1/3 cup caramelized onions reserved from chicken*


Servings 8


Step 1

* See the "Chicken With Olives, Caramelized Onions, And Sage" recipe.

Bring first 3 ingredients to boil in large saucepan over medium-high heat. Partially cover pan, reduce heat to low, and simmer until lentils are almost tender, about 15 minutes.

Mix in bulgur, salt, and spices. Cover; simmer until water is absorbed, about 10 minutes longer. Season with pepper. Discard bay leaves. Serve topped with almonds and reserved onions.

This recipe yields 8 servings.

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