Bulgur Pilaf with Fava Beans

May 5th, 2007


My mom mentioned this recipe that she recently learned. Since I had some fava beans growing in our backyard, I had to try it out. Since we hardly consume rice, I used bulgur to make this pilaf. Amazing combination of 3 main ingredients: bulgur, fava beans and fresh dill. I would have never imagines such a result, but here it was.

Later I made the same pilaf, this time also adding artichokes. Try that, too if you like artichokes.

I must say that shucking the fava beans takes quite a time. Don’t spare.

  • About 1 cup of shelled, shucked fava beans

  • 1 cup of coarse bulgur

  • 1 medium size onion

  • 4 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1.5 – 2 cups of hot water (use broth if you have any)

  • salt to taste

  • fresh fill, chopped, about 3 – 4 tablespoons

  1. Cut the onions small, shell and shuck the fava beans

  2. Heat the olive oil, cook the onions until translucent. Add bulgur and fava beans. Add salt and hot water, stir well and cover. Reduce the heat to medium – low, cook your pilaf until water is absorbed

  3. When cooked, take off the heat. After cooled a bit, stir in the chopped dill

Serve warm or cold, either way is delicious!


One Response to “Bulgur Pilaf with Fava Beans”

  1. Doug Says:

    Looks like a nice balance b/w the beans and the bulgur. Certainly a hearty dish.

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