Bulgur with Apricots & Cinnamon

Servings 8

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped shallots
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 2/3 cup fresh orange juice
  • 2 cups #2 medium or #3 coarse bulgur
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 6 oz. pkg. dried apricots sliced
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped pistachios
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley

Instructions

  • Melt butter in medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add shallots and garlic, and saut√© until tender--about 3 minutes. Mix in bulgur, apricots, salt, and cinnamon. Add 2 1/2 cups water and bring to boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and cook until all water is absorbed and bulgur is tender, stirring frequently to prevent sticking--about 20 minutes. Transfer bulgur to bowl and cool. Mix orange juice and oil into bulgur. Cover and chill. Mix pistachios and parsley into bulgur.