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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Bulgur with Mushrooms

 I listed Arabian spice in this recipe. It is called Seven Spices or Syrian Spice too. You can find it in the Middle Eastern grocery stores, or purchase it online from this website ( It is very aromatic and you can use it instead of plain ground black pepper.

2 tablespoons vegetable oil
½ cup onions, chopped
1 cup sliced mushrooms
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon Arabian Spice
1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
½ sup water
1 ½ cup coarse bulgur (no.3 or 4)
In a pot, bring water to a boil and drop the bulgur. Turn off the heat and leave it in the hot water to soften for 10 minutes.
Pour the oil in another pot and sauté the onions. Add the mushrooms, and season with salt and spices. Stir for 5 minutes until the mushrooms are cooked. Add the tomato sauce and water and bring to a boil.
Strain the bulgur in the colander, and add it to the mushroom. Stir until well coated. Cover, the pot and simmer for 20 minutes until the sauce is absorbed by the bulgur. Check it needs more salt.
Serve it with chopped scallions, sliced pickles and tomatoes. It tastes even better at a room temperature.