Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Poached egg over wilted greens and bulgar wheat

Here's a rather delightful healthy lunch option if you're bored of sandwiches, or, like me, are trying to have a little less baguette in your life. It would also make a speedy light supper.

Bulgar wheat is a whole grain that is high in fibre and protein, and stupidly easy to prepare. Simply put in a bowl (approx 50g for one portion, or a small handful) then pour over enough boiling water to cover, and leave for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, drain if necessary and fluff with a fork. That's it!

I used some locally grown whole spinach, but anything green will work well, particularly spring greens or kale. Heat a little olive oil in a pan, add your greens, one whole peeled garlic clove, a grinding of dried chilli flakes, and some salt and pepper. Cook until the spinach is just wilted. This will take as much time as it takes to poach your egg (3 minutes in simmering water for poached perfection!) Discard the garlic clove.

Serve your bulgar wheat on a plate and drizzle with extra virgin olive oil. Top with the spinach, then the poached egg. Add extra seasoning if you like, and a grating of parmesan if you have it.

(Oh and by the way, I am going to be on a beach in exactly ONE MONTH so stay tuned for more healthy recipes. I'm going to share them all with you guys to keep myself motivated!)

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