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Lemony Bulgur with String Beans and Walnuts

No recipe image available.This bulgur is filling and hearty, but the lemony flavor and tender green beans give this dish its touch of spring.

Recipe Ingredients:

3/4 cup raw bulgur (cracked wheat)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 large onion, quartered and sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup sliced mushrooms
1 cup canned or cooked navy beans
2 cups slender green beans, cut into 1-inch lengths and steamed
3 tablespoons finely chopped walnuts
2 to 3 tablespoons minced fresh dill
Juice of 1 lemon, more or less to taste
2 tablespoons soy sauce or tamari, or to taste
Freshly ground pepper to taste

Cooking Directions:

  1. Place the bulgur in a heatproof dish. Pour 1 1/2 cups of boiling water over it and cover until the water is absorbed, about 30 minutes. Fluff with a fork.
  2. Heat the oil in a large skillet or wok. Add the onion and sauté until translucent. Add the garlic and continue to sauté until the onion is lightly browned. Add the mushrooms; cover and "sweat" until they are wilted. Stir in the bulgur and all remaining ingredients and cook over low heat, stirring frequently, for 10 minutes. Transfer to a covered casserole dish to serve.

Makes 6 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/6 of recipe): Calories: 164; Total fat: 4 g; Protein: 6 g; Carbohydrate: 26 g; Cholesterol: 0 g; Sodium: 292 mg.

Recipe Adapted from Vegetarian Celebrations courtesy of Nava Atlas of "In a Vegetarian Kitchen"; www.vegkitchen.com.