Serve this quick and easy side dish as a tasty alternative to other rice dishes. Fill the rest of your plate with cooked chicken and vegetables. Make it a meal with seasonal fruit and a cold glass of milk.
Recipe courtesy of Food Hero.
Whole grains are important to heart health and the DASH diet recommendations of making half your grains whole. Whole grains help to lower cholesterol because they have a lot of dietary fiber. Choose heart-healthy fiber-rich bulgur to add variety to your whole grain routine.
2 tablespoons oil
½ cup chopped celery
1 medium onion, chopped
1 cup bulgur
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
2 cups low sodium broth (beef, chicken, vegetable)
Add oil, celery, onion and bulgur to a large skillet.
Stir constantly over medium heat until vegetables are tender and bulgur is golden brown.
Add seasonings and broth and bring to a boil.
Cover pan and reduce heat to low.
Simmer 15 minutes. Liquid should be gone.
Serve. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.
Serving size: ½ cup
Per serving: 140 calories, 5 g total fat, 1 g saturated fat, 21 g carbohydrates, 5 g protein, 5 g fiber, 230 mg sodium, 158 mg potassium, 42 mg magnesium, 18 mg calcium