In making this recipe I added some olive oil and lemon juice as the original recipe doesn't call for it. I also only made half the recipe as it makes a big bowl. I intend to bring this salad to work for lunches this week.
|Building the salad - bulgar wheat, couscous, wild rice and chopped red onion.|
|Orange pepper, apricot and apple added.|
|Chopped parsley is next.|
|Salad ready for sampling.|
Bulgar, wild rice and couscous salad
1 cup dry couscous
1 cup dry bulgar wheat
1 cup wild rice
½ red onion finely chopped
1 red pepper, chopped
1 yellow or orange pepper, chopped
1 to 2 cup fresh parsley leaves, chopped
1 cup dry apricots, chopped
1 ½ cups diced firm apple – add some lime or lemon juice to the chopped apple
4 tbsp olive oil
4 tbsp lemon juice
Place 1 cup couscous in a bowl with 1 cup (plus a bit) of boiling water. Stir and cover for 10 min. Add the bulgar wheat to another bowl and add 1 cup boiling water, stir, cover, let stand 1 hour. Some people like to soak the wild rice for 30 minutes before cooking. Place the wild rice with 1 ½ cup water in a saucepan, bring to boil, then gently boil for 30 -40 minutes. Drain if there is still water left over.
Into a large bowel, add all of the ingredients together and mix well. Serves 8 to 10 people.