If you're tired of serving the same side dishes night after night, you might want to give Bulgar wheat a try. I love it's nutty flavor, but it can take about 45 minutes to make so I was pretty happy when I found 10-minute bulgur at Trader Joe's. For this recipe, I cook the bulgur in chicken stock with a little salt and butter, then mix with a colorful variety of veggies resulting in a very tasty and attractive side dish.
Bulgur Wheat Succotash
3/4 cup chicken stock
3/4 cup 10-minute bulgur wheat
1 tablespoon butter
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 cup frozen corn, steamed
1/2 cup frozen lima beans, steamed
2 tablespoons chopped scallions
2 tablespoons chopped red bell pepper
Bring chicken stock, butter, and salt to a boil.
Stir in 10-minute bulgur wheat; reduce heat to low and cover for 10 minutes or until all the chicken stock is absorbed.
Add the corn, lima beans, scallions, and red pepper; mix well and serve. Makes 4 servings.