Bulgur is one of the main highly-nutritious cereals. It is derived from a variety of grains, usually durum wheat. Bulgur is known as a common dish in the Middle Eastern and Indian cuisine, and in the recent time, it has also become present on the grocery lists all over the world.
Bulgur is a great substitute for rice, it is commonly used as side food. When speaking of specific meals in the Middle Eastern cuisine, bulgur is used in: soups, tabbouleh and kibbeh salads, bakery food and pilaf (this is a broth often mixed with vegetables and meat). As awareness of healthy food has grown, people are more likely to consume bulgur because of its high nutrition, fiber and protein. It is also rich with minerals and vitamins.
This cereal is often used in both vegan and vegetarian meals.
How to cook bulgur
In a boiled water (3 cups) add 2 cups of bulgur and let it cook for 10 minutes (or less/more, depends of the stove, so you could also check when the cereal has become tender).
Which food to add to cooked bulgur?
Although initially it could seem complicated which food to choose and you wouldn’t dare to experiment, bulgur can be combined with both salty and sweet foods. Here are few ideas.
- Cooked Bulgur
- Cherry Tomatoes 5
- Canned Tuna 1
- Sweet Corn 1/2 cup
- Oil (add by choice or if the tuna is in water)
- Basil leaves
- After you’ve cooked the bulgur, wash the cherry tomatoes and chop them to medium-large pieces, then add the tuna mixed with sweet corn. Spice up with fresh basil leaves and pepper. Add salt if you want. You can serve it warm or cold.
- Cooked Bulgur
- Bananas 2
- Cocoa powder 1 tbsp.
- Dairy-Free Dark Chocolate chips
- Milk/Soy or almond milk for vegans 1 cup
- Add the banana, the cocoa powder, the chocolate chips, cereals and the milk in a blender and mix until smooth. Add this mixture to the cooked bulgur and let it cool in refrigerator for 10 minutes.