Bulgur has an earthy, nutty flavor and a fairly coarse texture. We think of it as being somewhere between cous cous and brown rice. You can serve it on its own just like rice, fry it with spices and oil like a pilaf, or mix it into soups and fresh salads for extra texture.
Here are some recipes from the Kitchn to use as a jumping off point:
• Traditional Tabbouleh - A mouthwatering mix of bulgur wheat, parsley, fresh tomatoes, and cucumber
• Reverse Tabbouleh - A more bulgur-intense version of the traditional salad.
• Yazbek Kibbi - Turkish-style meatloaf with bulgur, lamb, pine nuts, and onions.
And from around the web:
• Grilled Portabella and Bulgur Wheat Sandwiches from Gourmet (pictured above)
• Red Lentil and Bulgur Soup with Chile-Mint Butter from Saveur
• Bulgur Risotto with Corn and Shrimp from Epicurious
• Bulgur Salad with Chickpeas and Red Pepper from Smitten Kitchen
• Breakfast Tabbouleh with Fresh Fruit from the Everyday Food Blog
What are your favorite things to do with bulgur?
(Image: Romulo Yanes/Gourmet)