Pilaf (Bulgur Wheat or Rice)

Simple, yet tasty. This delicious side dish may be used with roasted or grilled meats as well as stews.

Simply Delicious Greek Cooking: Episode 17: Pilaf

Bulgur what pilaf is one of my favorites. I just love the toasty, nutty flavor. It’s a delicious and easy change of pace from rice, pasta and potatoes.

Susan Tweeton


  • 1 cup bulgur wheat or long grain rice 
  • 2 tablespoons butter 
  • 2 ¼ cups chicken broth or water
  • ½ teaspoon salt 
  • ½ teaspoon pepper


  1. Melt the butter in a medium saucepan, over a medium high heat.
  2. Sauté the bulgur or rice until golden, about 10 minutes. 
  3. Stir in the chicken stock, salt, and pepper. 
  4. Reduce to a simmer and cook, covered, about 20 minutes. 
  5. Remove from heat and let stand for 10 minutes.
  6. Fluff with fork before serving.