I grew up eating my mom’s rice pilaf. We always had it at dinner and we even would eat it with our Thanksgiving dinner instead of having mashed potatoes. The few times that I have made Thanksgiving dinner since I have lived on my own I have made rice pilaf.
In the semi-homemade post I mentioned that my mom has been telling me that she has been making bulgur pilaf for her and my dad and they actually like it better than with rice. I decided to try it since I had the ingredients from the last time I made rice pilaf and I had the bulgur from the last time I made tabbouleh. I have to agree with my parents, I like this better than the rice. The bulgur gives a nice flavor and knowing that it is healthier makes it more enjoyable to eat.
- 1 cup bulgur (or extra long grain rice)
- 1 cup vermicelli noodles (I buy the Manischewitz extra fine noodles)
- 1 can chicken broth
- 1/2 stick butter