Bulgur and chard gratin
Recipe type: Side
Cuisine: Fusion
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Serves: 4
Don't know what to do with chards? Try this lovely tasty recipe
  • 200g bulgur
  • 500g chards
  • 1 tablespoon dried raisins
  • 1 tablespoon dried hazelnuts
  • 1 tablespoon dried almonds
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 onions
  • 100 grated cheese (parmesan preferred)
  1. Cook the bulgur for 15 minutes: heat up bulgur and a tablespoon of oil for 30s-1min, making sure all grains are well coated with oil, then add one and a half volume of water. Bring water to a boil and lower to a simmer, and cook, making sure to stir from time to time so it doesn't burn.
  2. Cut the chards into little pieces, and blanch them for 2-3 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  3. Meanwhile, pound the dried nuts into rough chunks with a mortar and pestle. Set aside.
  4. In a frying pan, put some oil, and fry the onions. Add the chards, and fry for 2-3 minutes. Then add the cumin and the dried fruit, stirring well to combine.
  5. In an ovenproof dish, pour the bulgur, then the chard and onion mixture, then half the grated cheese. Mix well. Add the remainder of the cheese on top of the mixture. Cook at 180°C for 20 minutes. Then set the oven on broil, and cook for a couple minutes, until the golden crust has formed.
  6. Serve on its own, or as a side dish for fish.
Recipe by Aliette de Bodard at https://www.aliettedebodard.com/recipes/bulgur-chard-gratin/