Ancient Grains: Bulgur

Facts on the ancient grain bulgur. Plus my favorite Bulgur recipe. Read now or pin for later. - Health Happens at Home

The facts on Bulgur:

  • whole grain wheat (usually durum)
  • does contain gluten
  • a common staple in Middle Eastern and Mediterranean regions, often used a substitute for couscous or rice
  • a good source of protein and fiber
  • contains in iron, calcium, B-6, magnesium 
  • most bulgur sold in stores has been cracked and partially cooked so it has a very short cooking time at home. Be sure the bran and germ are still intact to get the benefits of the whole grain.

To prepare bulgur:

  1. Bring 2 parts water or broth to a boil.
  2. Stir in 1 part bulgur.
  3. Remove from the heat, cover and let sit about 20 minutes until bulgur is fluffy. 
  4. Serve


My favorite bulgur recipe:

Lentil and Bulgur Soup from Martha Stewart. I like to substitute broth for the water to add even more flavor.

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Erin Marie

Posted on July 25, 2017 and filed under Nutrition Nibbles.