SERVES 4

2 tsp. garlic-flavored olive oil, divided, plus more for drizzling
8 oz. button mushrooms, sliced (2 cups)
8 cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
2 shallots, finely chopped (1/4 cup)
1 cup bulgur
1 cup mushroom broth
1 sprig fresh thyme plus 1 tsp. fresh thyme leaves, divided
4 small bok choy, halved

Heat 1 tsp. garlic oil in skillet, over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms, and cook 5 minutes, or until browned. Transfer to plate. Add tomatoes to skillet cut-side down, and cook 2 minutes, or until browned. Transfer to plate.

Add remaining 1 tsp. garlic oil to skillet. Stir in shallots, and sauce 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in bulgur until grains are coated with oil. Add broth, thyme sprig, and 1 1/2 cups water; season with salt and pepper, if desired. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 5 minutes

Arrange bok choy halves on top of bulgur with leaves pointing outward (like spokes in a wheel). Sprinkle mushrooms and tomatoes between bok choy halves. Cover, and simmer 5 minutes more. Remove from heat, and let stand 10 minutes. Sprinkle with thyme leaves and drizzle with garlic oil.

Per 1 1/2 cup serving: 202 Cal, 8g Prot, 6g  Total Fat (<1g Sat Fat), 34g Carb, 217 mg sodium, 9g Fiber, 3g Sugars

Page 63, April/May 2011, Vegetarian Times

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