Bulgur Pilaf with Pine Nuts

  • 1 cup #3 coarse bulgur
  • 1 small onion (peeled and finely chopped)
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. finely chopped fresh mint
  • 2 tbsp. pine nuts toasted (pignoli)
  • Salt and black pepper
  1. Put the bulgur in a bowl, cover with water, and let soak for 45 minutes. Drain the bulgur through a sieve, shaking it gently to remove as much water as possible. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet. Add the pine nuts and sauté over low heat until lightly browned, approximately 2 minutes. Remove the pine nuts from the skillet. Add the remaining oil to the skillet and sauté the onion until tender, 3 to 5 minutes. Add the drained bulgur to the skillet and sauté for 5 minutes. Stir in the pine nuts and mint, season to taste, heat through, and serve.