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Fast & Easy Dinner: Bulgur With Leeks and Swiss Chard

Fast & Easy Dinner: Bulgur With Leeks and Swiss Chard

Bulgur, the grain common to tabouleh, makes a scrumptious staple in this quick vegan recipe. Leafy green Swiss chard provides nutrients, while mushrooms add an earthy heartiness to the one-pot dish. Although the recipe is simple, the flavors are rich and filling. Pair with a glass of red wine and some cheese for a luxurious weeknight meal. To look at the recipe,

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Bulgur With Leeks and Swiss Chard

Bulgur With Leeks and Swiss Chard

Bulgur With Leeks and Swiss Chard

Ingredients

  1. 2 Tbs. olive oil
  2. 2 medium-size leeks, white and tender green parts chopped
  3. 1 lb. Swiss chard, stems cut into 1-inch pieces, leaves torn into large pieces
  4. 2 cups sliced mushrooms
  5. 4 cloves garlic, minced (about 4 tsp.)
  6. 2 3/4 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  7. 1 cup bulgur

Directions

  1. Heat oil in large pot over medium-high heat. Add leeks and chard stems, and cook 4 minutes, or until softened, stirring often.
  2. Add mushrooms, and cook 5 minutes, or until softened, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add garlic and chard leaves. Cover, and cook 5 minutes, or until leaves are wilted, stirring occasionally. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Stir in broth and bulgur. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium low, cover, and simmer 10 minutes, or until liquid is absorbed and bulgur is tender. Remove pan from heat, and serve.

Serves 4.

Join The Conversation
psterling psterling 8 years
I couldn't find bulgar at trader joe's or at safeway so I'm subbing quinoa and trying this tonight!
AbbyHintz AbbyHintz 8 years
I made this recipe. It is pretty good, with a basic, hearty taste. I used shitake mushrooms. Next time I will decrease the amount of bulgur to 1/2 c or 3/4 c (and the broth, accordingly) so that the outcome is similar to the picture.
TidalWave23 TidalWave23 8 years
Mmm this looks delcious and I absolutely love swiss chard and garlic!
eatingcookies eatingcookies 8 years
I wouldn't have a problem with this, whatsoever, as I'm not a vegan, but wouldn't eating this with cheese be... non-vegan???
silversnowflake silversnowflake 8 years
That looks really good! I'll have to try it, without the oil.
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