Bulgur Pilaf with Green Lentils (Mercimekli Bulgur Pilavi)
A perfect bulgur pilaf recipe!
1/2 cup green lentils
1 cup coarse bulgur
5-6 sun dried tomatoes, finely chopped
2-3 dried hot chilies, chopped
2 red or green chilies, chopped
2 medium onions, finely chopped
3 tbsp tomato paste
4 tbsp olive oil
-Boil 1/2 cup green lentils with 3-4 cups of water until soft, approximately 15-20 minutes, and drain. (!/2 cup lentils will make 1 cup after boiled)
-Heat olive oil in a pot. Add onion. Stir for 5 minutes.
-Add sun dried tomatoes, hot chilies, and green peppers. Stir for 3-4 minutes and then add tomato paste. Stir for another 3 minutes.
-Add bulgur, lentils, 2 cups of hot water, and salt.
-Once it starts boiling, turn it all the way to low. Cover and cook until there's no more water left.
-Cover the top of the pot with paper towel or a clean kitchen towel. Seal with the lid and let sit at least for 10 minutes before you serve.