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Turkish Bulgur Pilaf

Turkish Bulgur Pilaf with Mushrooms

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 4
Calories 305 kcal


  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 100 g mushrooms, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp tumeric
  • 225 g bulgur wheat
  • 2 tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 375 ml vegetable stock


  • In a saucepan, warm the oil over medium heat. Add the onion and bell pepper and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and mushrooms and cook until mushrooms have released their juices, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the tomato paste, salt, cumin, cinnamon, and turmeric and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute to toast the spices and coat the onions in the tomato paste.
  • Add the tomatoes and stock. Bring to boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer, covered, for 15-20 minutes or until the water is absorbed and bulgur is cooked. Season with more salt and pepper, to taste.