15-Minute Nutty Bulgur Pilaf

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Bulgur can be a favorite alternative compared to rice for this dish. Each half-cup provides 7 grams of fiber! Also, Bulgur is high in fiber and protein as well as a low glycemic index food. It has more fiber than quinoa and other whole grains. Several studies have provided evidence that fiber can lower LDL-cholesterol (the bad kind).

Ingredients:

1 T. Olive oil or vegetable spray

2 tsp. minced garlic

1 c. bulgur

1 (14-15 oz.) can chicken broth

1/4 c. ham, minced

1 c. spinach, chopped fine

1/2 c. carrots, grated

2 T. almonds, slivered

Preparation:

Heat oil in a large skillet, add bulgur and garlic; stir-fry until toasted. Next, add broth, ham and chicken. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring to blend. Add spinach, carrots and almonds. Simmer 5-6 minutes or until liquid has been absorbed. Serves 6 people. Total preparation time: 15 minutes.

Nutritional Information Per Serving: Calories: 123; Fat: 4g; Protein: 4g; Carbohydrates: 20g; Sodium: 100mg; Fiber: 7g.