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Lemon Bulgur Pilaf

Lemon Bulgur Pilaf

Chef Norbert
My lemon Bulgur Pilaf recipe is easy to cook, it's full of amazing Moroccan flavor, and is packed with vitamins, minerals, and fiber, everything you need for digestive and heart health.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 45 mins
Course Better for you, Side Dish, Vegan, Vegetarian
Cuisine Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Servings 4
Calories 282 kcal

Recommended Equipment

1 Chef's Knife
1 Cutting Board
1 Sauce Pan 1.5 Qt
1 Lemon Zester


  • 2 tbsp onion diced
  • 1/2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 oz bulgur medium # 2
  • 1 tsp lemon juice fresh
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 10 oz garbanzo beans drained and rinsed
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 3/4 cup vegetable stock homemade or store-bought
  • 4 oz roasted bell peppers diced
  • 1 1/4 tsp Ras El Hanout homemade or store-bought
  • 1/2 tsp Aleppo pepper
  • 1/4 cup mint fresh, chopped
  • 1/4 cup flat-leaf parsley fresh, chopped


  • Heat a saucepan over medium heat, and add olive oil. Add diced onions and sauté the onions until they are translucent.
    1/2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, 2 tbsp onion
  • Add vegetable stock to the sautéed onions and combine with bulgur, lemon juice, raisins, lemon zest, garbanzo beans, raisins, roasted peppers, Aleppo pepper, and Ras El Hanout. Give it a stir.
    4 oz bulgur, 1 tsp lemon juice, 1 tsp lemon zest, 10 oz garbanzo beans, 3/4 cup vegetable stock, 4 oz roasted bell peppers, 1 1/4 tsp Ras El Hanout, 1/2 tsp Aleppo pepper, 1/3 cup raisins
  • Transfer to a casserole dish and cover with foil. Bake for 12 minutes in a preheated oven at 350 F until most of the liquid is absorbed. Let pilaf rest additional 5 to 10 minutes remove foil and mix with chopped fresh mint and chopped parsley.
    1/4 cup mint, 1/4 cup flat-leaf parsley


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 282kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 515mg | Potassium: 558mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 5g

Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate

Keyword Better for you, Bulgur, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Side Dish
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