Do you ever struggle when it comes to choosing sides for dinner? I do. There are times that side dish choices seem obvious to me (if we are grilling, the choice is always corn) and other times that I’m so uninspired we end up making the same few we always do. I’ve told you guys how I get tired of certain foods fairly quickly, so you know I’ve got to keep things fresh in order to be happy.
This bulgur pilaf is a recent favorite, and I’m so glad to have another side dish to help me keep meals feeling new. Bulgur is a grain that’s slightly chewy and nutty, and it pairs well with just about anything. If you haven’t tried it, I highly recommend it. Not only does it work well as a side, but it’s also fantastic as a base for hearty grain salad. Add some dried fruit, feta cheese and fresh vegetables, and you’ve got a simple salad for picnics or lunch.
The first time we made this bulgur was as a side for my favorite summer meal (this chicken with tomato herb pan sauce), and I seriously can’t imagine having it any other way now. If you’re like me and are always on the hunt for new sides, look no further. This one is going to be in our regular rotation for a long time.