Need a Quick Meal or Side Dish?
Bulgur is whole wheat that has been parboiled and dried, then ground. It is used a lot in Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cooking. If you’ve ever had tabbouleh, you’ve eaten bulgur! Here is a recipe for Authentic Lebanese Tabbouleh that sounds amazing.
This will take about 5 minutes, depending on how hot your pan is. Don’t let any of it burn!
This is The Super-Easy Version:
Turn the heat down and add 1 cup of water (it will boil up and steam like crazy), 1 tsp beef or vegetable flavoring, and 1/4 cup of frozen mixed vegetables.
For Slightly More Labor:
If you’d like to use fresh vegetables, just chop them into small pieces and steam them for a few minutes to get them partially cooked before you add them to the bulgur.
Bring the mixture to a simmer, cover with a tight lid, and then let it lightly simmer for about 10 minutes. You’ll want to check it every few minutes.
When the water is absorbed and the vegetables are tender, it is done! You can serve it either hot or cold.
Bulgur is a whole grain, so it is chock-full of healthy nutrients and fiber. It is filling and delicious, with a wonderful nutty flavor! This can be a great addition to any of your Spring-time meals!