Orange-Bulgar Vegetarian Casserole2013-04-14
1/4 cup unsalted butter or margarine
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped celery
1 clove garlic, minced
1 cup uncooked bulgar wheat
1 cup fresh Hale orange juice
1 cup water
1 can (15 ounces) kidney beans, drained
1/4 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
1/3 cup raisins
1/4 cup wheat germ
2 Hale oranges, peeled and sectioned
In large skillet, melt butter over medium heat; saute onion, celery and garlic 1 minute. Add bulgar, continue to cook, stirring 5 minutes. Stir in orange juice and water, bring it to a boil. Add kidneys beans, mushrooms, raisins and wheat germ. Reduce heat and simmer, covered 15 to 20 minutes until bulgar is tender and all liquid is absorbed. Spoon into serving dish. Garnish with orange sections.
YIELD: 4 to 6 servings.
Note: This mixture is excellent used as a stuffing for whole vegetables. Fill tomatoes, bell peppers or squash halves with cooked bulgar mixture. Bake in moderate oven until vegetable is tender.