Anything Goes Bulgur

This is a great whole-grain dish that can be served as a side with just about anything. The addition of veggies adds more flavor, color, and nutrition! Mix in some protein-rich chic peas and this side can easily become a healthy meal.


1 tablespoon canola oil
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 stalks celery, chopped
1 1/2 cups dry bulgur
2 cups low-sodium veggie broth +1 cup water
1 cup broccoli, chopped in bite-size pieces
1 cup shredded carrots
1 red pepper, seeded and chopped
2 teaspoons oregano
3/4 teaspoon ground thyme
1 teaspoon dried dill
1 teaspoon dried mustard
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper (or to taste)
3 cups loosely packed fresh spinach
Pine nuts, crumbled Feta cheese, optional


Heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion, garlic and celery, sautéing until softened, about 5 minutes. Add bulgur and veggie broth. Bring to boil. Reduce heat, add remaining ingredients except spinach and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Stir in spinach during last couple minutes of cooking. Serve warm or cold. Top with pine nuts and crumbled feta if desired.