Bulgur with a Kick
I know you are thinking what the heck is bulgur? This chick just gets weirder and weirder…
Well, it may sound weird, but don’t you get sick of boring brown rice? I do! I rarely eat brown rice anymore because there are so many more nutritious options out there to choose from.
Bulgur is a quick cooking whole wheat that is high in vitamin B, fiber, iron and phosphorous. A vegetarians best friend! Since I don’t get vitamin B from meat, I substitute in other ways 🙂
It is 100% whole grain and has a great nutty flavor, you can pair it with anything.
I decided to make a spicy version of bulgur, and took it up a notch with some beans, corn, and hot sauce! Mmmmm
For this recipe you will need:
-1/2 cup of Bulgur (I use Bob’s Red Mill Brand- find in the health/organic aisle, or any health food store)
-1 cup of water
-1/2 tsp of minced garlic
-1/4 cup of diced white onion
-1/3 cup of red kidney beans
-1/3 cup of yellow corn
-1/2 Tablespoon of cumin
-1 Tablespoon of hot sauce (or more if you like it super spicy)
-pepper to taste
Start by cooking your bulgur. Take 1/2 cup of the grain, add 1 cup of water and bring to a boil. Once it start’s boiling, reduce the heat, cover and bring to a simmer for 12 minutes
While this was cooking, I started with my onion and garlic. Heat in a pan until the onion turns translucent
Add your corn and beans to the pan. I always buy lower sodium canned products and rinse them again at home before adding to my dishes
Cook until there is a little bit of brown on the corn, I added my pepper now
Your bulgur should be finished by now, check on it 🙂
Add the corn/bean pan to the bulgur, top with cumin, and stir
Now add your hot sauce. I love Texas Pete Buffalo Wing Sauce because it’s what I grew up on, but add the hot sauce you like!
Serve or keep in tupperware for future dinners for the week!
This will keep for about a week in the fridge! You can freeze it too, but since it’s so quick to cook I recommend just making it fresh 🙂
XOXO With a Cherry On Top,