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How to cook bulgur

How to Cook Bulgur


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: About 2 1/2 cups 1x

Description

Wondering how to cook bulgur wheat? This ancient whole grain is fast and easy to cook, and it’s perfect in salads, grain bowls, and as a simple side dish.


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Ingredients

  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup fine- or medium-grind bulgur wheat*
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Optional: 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder and 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

Instructions

  1. Boil the water (we use our electric tea kettle).
  2. In a heatproof bowl, add the bulgur wheat and stir in the kosher salt and boiling water. (Optional: Spice it up by stirring in 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon dried oregano.)
  3. Cover and allow to sit until tender: about 7 minutes for fine-grind and 15 minutes for medium-grind bulgur.

Notes

*Coarse or extra-coarse bulgur have different cooking instructions. Place 1 cup coarse or extra-coarse bulgur in a saucepan with 2 1/4 cups water. Bring the water to a boil, then add bulgur, stir, and cover. Cook for 25 minutes, stirring occasionally, until tender. Drain excess water.

  • Category: Whole Grain
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Keywords: How to Cook Bulgur, How to Cook Bulgur Wheat