Cracked Wheat Pilaf


        2 cups burghul (cracked wheat)
        1 1/4 Ib. butter
        1 medium onion, chopped
        4 cups beef or chicken stock
        Salt and pepper
This well flavored pilaf substitutes for rice and is delicious with a curry.

Simmer the dry burghul in the butter until thoroughly coated and bubbly. Fry onion separately until soft and yellow. Mix together and stir in boiling stock and seasonings. Stir well, and place in a covered casserole. Bake in moderate oven for 30 minutes. Stir gently with fork. Bake 15 minutes more. Liquid should all be absorbed and the burghul will be moist but fluffy.

(From Food from the Arab World Marie Karam Khayat and Margaret Clark Keatinge, Khayat's, Beirut 1959)