Taking an extra two minutes at the beginning of preparing this supersimple pilaf goes a long way toward making the finished dish deeply flavored. You sauté chopped onions in butter or oil until they're transparent, and then add a cup of bulgur—a quick-cooking form of whole wheat—and stir until it's coated. Doing so lightly toasts the grain and makes it taste even nuttier. Then, add water and spices and simmer for 15 minutes.
Get the recipe: Bulgur Wheat Pilaf