Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Idea: Fried Bulgur with Peas and Pomegranate

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Update: I posted the official recipe with a video, click here to check it out!

Remember on my about page how I mentioned sometimes I just cook for me. Well, this is one of those times. Without having to please the husband or the toddler I hit the ground running with leftovers I found in the fridge. Let me just say, right now, as I eat this. I’m SO happy I have a picky husband for the pure fact that I DON’T want to share!


I don’t have a “real” recipe as I literally just whipped it up. I snapped a few pictures in case it came out good enough to post, but I didn’t measure anything. So this is just an idea, you can take and run with.

First, the ingredients were a mix of leftovers, pantry items and the pomegranate the toddler and I cleaned this morning. Bear with me as I try to describe. Idea: Fried Bulgur with Peas and Pomegranate

I had:

  • leftover bulgur – The other night I made some bulgur as a side dish by sautéing some onion, peppers and carrots. Then I added the bulgur and chicken broth, brought to a boil, then simmered until done. I LOVED it, the husband and toddler, not completely sold yet, but I’ll keep trying. :~)
  • leftover peas – Last night I made Baked Ham with Sweet Potatoes and Carrots with a side of peas (just like the picture!) I always make extra peas, as the toddler and I love them. So I had about a cup in the fridge.
  • fresh pomegranate: The toddler and I cleaned a pomegranate this morning and I had about 1/2 leftover. The rest we knocked off in the car on the way to school. By the way, they make great snacks in the kids lunch boxes.
  • pantry items: ground ginger, onion powder, garlic powder, dried parsley, low sodium soy sauce, non-stick cooking spray.

Here’s what I did…

Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat, spray with non-stick cooking spray. Add the cooked bulgur and break apart, cooking for a minute.

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Add the peas, stir in. Sprinkle with spices and add soy sauce. Stir, and cook for a few minutes combining the flavors. Add the pomegranate, mix in. Cook for another minute.

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Remove from heat and EAT! I’ll admit it, I downed the whole batch. Seriously, it was THAT good!

Update: I posted the official recipe with a video, click here to check it out!

See other recipes using: bulgur, ground ginger, peas, pomegranate, soy sauce

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    October 30, 2008

    This looks truly wonderful! What a colorful & nice combination of flavors. Reply

    My First Kitchen

    October 30, 2008

    Tang from the pomegranate, sweet from the pea, umph from the bulgur, spiciness from the... er, spices. Sounds awesome. Reply

    Piedro Molinero

    October 30, 2008

    Pomegranate is a very nice ingredient for a lot of dishes and besides of its really good taste it is also a very healthy fruit. Rich in antiocidants and antiinflammatory attributes it helps to strengthen the immune system. Reply


    October 30, 2008

    Oh my that looks and sounds so good. I had to look up bulgur, had no idea what it was. Reply


    October 30, 2008

    Hey Roni, that looks really yummy! Would you happen to know the nutritional information? (Or be willing to take a stab at it?) Thanks for your site, it is very useful! Reply


    October 30, 2008

    you are such a busy mommy~ I love to cook just for me sometimes too ;) Reply


    October 31, 2008

    it would be a really pretty dish to serve around christmas time! the red and green just pop out! Reply


    November 3, 2008

    It reminds me of that "Everything Rice" that I love to get from the Chinese places....Thanks for the idea... Reply


    November 4, 2008

    Emily - Ummmm 1 cup bulgur, 1/2 cup peas and 1/2 a pomegrante.... guessing.... about 300 cals. Hope that helps! Reply

    Peppercorn Press

    November 7, 2008

    I've actually never had pomegranate seeds in anything like this. I too, have a husband and toddler who don't like some of the adventurous things I do. Although both do love peas and pomegranates so I might just be in luck with this dish. I love the colors and can't wait to try it. Thanks! Reply


    November 19, 2008

    This is an AMAZING entry from the POM Wonderful recipe contest! If you love Pomegranates and have a great recipe using Fresh POM Pomegranates, submit them to for a chance to win $5000! If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask! Good Luck! Kate with POM Wonderful Reply


    November 21, 2008

    I made this last night Roni, and ohmygoodness, it's absolutely delicious! I loved it! And, everything in it is Core, and I've been thinking about switching from Flex to Core, because I'm having such a hard time getting to my goal. The last 10 pounds (and especially the last 5) have just been a hardship...and I'm not cheating! Before my last 2 weigh-ins, I only had 1.4 pounds to get to goal, then I gained 0.6 at each of my last 2 weigh-ins, so now I'm back to 2.6 to get to goal. The pits! So I'm searching for Core recipes. Thanks! Reply