Bulgur, cracked wheat, is a very versatile grain. It is sold in most health food stores and many typical grocers. Bob's Red Mill makes a great variety. It's good and has a more complex flavor than rice. In addition to meals like this, I often add it to soup to make the soup more filling.
Bulgur w/ Veggies
1 c. bulgur
2 T. olive oil
2 c. mixed fresh or frozen veggies (The frozen work just fine when fresh are out of season!)
1 ¾ c .water
2 T. tamari (this is simply soy sauce; you can use the regular kind if you prefer)
2 tsp. basil
Sauté the bulgur in the olive oil until it is golden brown. Add the mixed veggies. If using frozen, don't worry about thawing first, you'll get better texture if you don't. Cook gently for a couple of minutes. Add water or broth, tamari (soysauce), and your basil. Bring to a boil. Cover pot and reduce to a simmer cooking until all liquid is absorbed and veggies are tender. Salt and pepper to taste. Goes great with fresh bread! Mmmmm!