Grilled Vegetables with Chick Pea Pilaf

Grilled vegetables provide a simple addition to this hearty Chick Pea and bulgur pilaf that's ready in 30 minutes.

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  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 30 min
  • ingredients 16
  • servings 4
 

Ingredients

Pilaf

1
cup uncooked bulgur
2
cups water
1
extra-large vegetarian vegetable bouillon cube
1/4
teaspoon cumin
Dash ground red pepper (cayenne)
1
(15-oz.) can Chick Peas or garbanzo beans, drained, rinsed

Vegetables

4
medium carrots, halved lengthwise
3
tablespoons olive oil
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon cumin
1/4
teaspoon pepper
2
medium zucchini, cut lengthwise into 4 slices
2
medium yellow summer squash, cut lengthwise into 4 slices
1
yellow bell pepper, quartered lengthwise
1
large onion, cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices
4
Italian plum tomatoes, halved lengthwise

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  • 1 In 2-quart saucepan, combine all pilaf ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 20 to 25 minutes or until bulgur is tender and liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat; fluff with fork. Cover to keep warm.
  • 2 Meanwhile, heat grill. Bring 1 cup water to a boil in large skillet. Reduce heat to medium. Add carrots; cover and cook 3 to 5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain; blot dry with paper towels.
  • 3 In small bowl, combine oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon cumin and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; mix well. Brush mixture on zucchini, summer squash, bell pepper, onion and tomatoes.
  • 4 When ready to grill, place vegetables in grill basket or directly on gas grill over medium-high heat or on charcoal grill 4 to 6 inches from medium-high coals. Cook 8 to 10 minutes, turning occasionally and removing vegetables from grill when tender and slightly browned. Cut vegetables into bite-sized pieces.
  • 5 Place pilaf in center of large platter. Arrange grilled vegetables around pilaf.
  • 1 In 2-quart saucepan, combine all pilaf ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 20 to 25 minutes or until bulgur is tender and liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat; fluff with fork. Cover to keep warm.
  • 2 Meanwhile, heat grill. Bring 1 cup water to a boil in large skillet. Reduce heat to medium. Add carrots; cover and cook 3 to 5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain; blot dry with paper towels.
  • 3 In small bowl, combine oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon cumin and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; mix well. Brush mixture on zucchini, summer squash, bell pepper, onion and tomatoes.
  • 4 When ready to grill, place vegetables in grill basket or directly on gas grill over medium-high heat or on charcoal grill 4 to 6 inches from medium-high coals. Cook 8 to 10 minutes, turning occasionally and removing vegetables from grill when tender and slightly browned. Cut vegetables into bite-sized pieces.
  • 5 Place pilaf in center of large platter. Arrange grilled vegetables around pilaf.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
390
(
Calories from Fat
50),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
6%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
930mg
930%;
Total Carbohydrate
68g
68%
(Dietary Fiber
19g
19%
  Sugars
15g
15%
),
Protein
15g
15%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
430%;
Vitamin C
100%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
20%;
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 1 1/2 Fruit; 3 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 3 Vegetable; 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.