Bulgur with Ginger and Orange

  • 2 oranges
  • 2 tsp. canola oil
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 tbsp. minced fresh ginger
  • 1 cup #3 coarse bulgur
  • 2 tsp. brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. salt (or to taste)
  • 1/3 cup slivered almonds
  • 2/3 cup chopped scallions
  • 1 tbsp. reduced sodium soy sauce
  1. Zest 1 orange; reserve the zest. Juice both oranges. If necessary, add enough water to the juice to measure 1-1/2 cups total.
  2. Heat oil in a large, heavy saucepan over medium high heat. Add garlic and ginger; cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add bulgur and stir to coat. Add the orange juice, brown sugar and salt; bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to maintain a gentle simmer, cover and cook until the bulgur is tender and most of the liquid has been absorbed, 15 to 25 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, toast almonds in a small dry skillet over medium low heat, stirring frequently, until light golden and fragrant, about 2-3 minutes. Add scallions, soy sauce and the reserved orange zest to the bulgur; mix gently and fluff with a fork. Serve sprinkled with the almonds.

Nutritional Information (per serving): Calories 234kcal Carbohydrates 38g Dietary Fiber 8g Fat 5g Saturated Fat 1g Protein 7g