Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Once upon a time there was... Bulgur Wheat with Caramelized Onions & Pine Nuts

We've been intrigued by quinoa for a while now... such a funny word. So, we were watching our favorite food blogs for a good recipe to try. Then we saw it! On Cara's Cravings, a really delicious looking recipe for Quinoa with Caramelized Onions & Pine Nuts. We gathered our ingredients and started to cook up the onions. Then, we discovered a problem. In trying to buy quinoa, we somehow ended up with bulgur wheat. As it turns out, this was not too much of a problem, they are very similar. So we supposed it doesn't matter what grain you use... We've heard quinoa is healthier, but the bulgur wheat was quite tasty. Maybe we'll get around to trying quinoa someday. For now, here's our inadvertently-adapted-from-Cara's recipe.

1 Tbsp pine nuts
1 tsp olive oil
1 c thinly sliced sweet onion
1/2 c bulgur wheat
1 c water
parsley to taste
lemon juice to taste
1 tsp orange zest


1. Toast the pine nuts. Set aside.

2. Add oil to the pan. Add onion. Cook about 30 minutes, occasionally stirring. When the onions are golden and soft, remove from pan and set aside.

3. Cook bulgur wheat according to package directions.

4. When it is cooked, stir in pine nuts, onions, parsley, and orange zest. Season to taste with lemon juice and salt.

What a great, healthy recipe! It was also delicious for leftovers, although we added more lemon juice just before eating each time.  It also looks pretty.

We liked to take pictures of it.



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