Friday, October 10, 2014

On a Budget: Bulgur in Tomato Sauce

When I made red rice from bulgur, I still had a lot of left over bulgur, so we decided to try another bulgur recipe from Mijn Mixed Kitchen. I LOVED this dish. It is very heart warming, a bit spicy, but in combination with the Turkish yoghurt really delicious! The recipe itself is vegan, if you don't serve it with Turkish yoghurt. We could eat from this for two days, so the recipe is very budget friendly.

Bulgur in Tomato Sauce: serves 4
- 80 gr bulgur
- 700 ml boiling water
- 1 spring onion
- 1 Turkish green pepper (we left this out and used a pinch bul biber (red pepper flakes) instead because we still had those)
- 4 tomatoes from the can
- 1 tbsp tomato paste
- cumin, salt and pepper

Optional for serving:
- Turkish yoghurt (leave out or replace when vegan)
- Turkish bread

Cut the spring onion and bake shortly in a deep pan in a bit of oil. Meanwhile cut the tomatoes. Add tomatoes and tomato paste to the pan and bake shortly. Add bulgur and water, salt, pepper, cumin and pul biber to taste. Don't be skimpy with the salt, because it makes the flavour of the bulgur. There were 3 tsp used. Bring to a boil and then let it simmer with the lid on for about 20 minutes. It is then ready to serve but it tastes even better when you leave it to rest for a few hours. That is why this dish tastes better the 2nd day.

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