If you are looking for the best way to cook bulgur wheat, I think you are at the right place. Because in this article, I will instruct you on how to cook bulgur wheat in 2 different ways.

1. How To Cook Bulgur Wheat on Stove

Ingredients

  • 1 cup coarse bulgur wheat
  • 2 cups water or vegetable broth
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

Pour coarse bulgur into a bowl, cover it with water, and let it sit for about 30 minutes to an hour. After soaking, drain off any excess water before cooking

In a medium-sized saucepan, bring 2 cups of water or vegetable broth to a boil. Then add the rinsed bulgur wheat to the boiling liquid.

Reduce the heat to low, cover the saucepan with a lid, and simmer for about 15-20 minutes or until the bulgur wheat is tender and the liquid is absorbed. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking.

After the cooking time, remove the saucepan from heat and let the bulgur wheat rest, covered, for a few minutes.

Fluff the cooked bulgur wheat with a fork to separate the grains. Season with salt to taste and adjust the seasoning if needed.

Serve the cooked bulgur wheat as a side dish or use it to make other recipes need using bulgur wheat

2. How To Cook Bulgur Wheat in Rice Cooker

Ingredients

  • 1 cup coarse bulgur wheat
  • 2 cups water or vegetable broth
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or butter (optional)
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

Pour coarse bulgur into a bowl, cover it with water, and let it sit for about 30 minutes to an hour. After soaking, drain off any excess water before cooking

Transfer the rinsed bulgur wheat to the rice cooker pot.

Add 2 cups of water or vegetable broth to the pot. If desired, you can also add a tablespoon of olive oil or butter for extra flavor.

Add salt to taste, usually around ½ to 1 teaspoon, depending on your preference.

Place the pot in the rice cooker and select the “white rice” or similar setting.

Start the cooking process and allow the rice cooker to do its work. The bulgur wheat will absorb the liquid and become tender and fluffy.

Once the rice cooker completes the cooking cycle, let the bulgur wheat rest for a few minutes before fluffing it with a fork.

Serve the cooked bulgur wheat as a side dish or use it as a base for other recipes.

3. What To Do With Cooked Bulgur Wheat? 

Tabbouleh Salad: Mix cooked bulgur wheat with chopped fresh vegetables, such as tomatoes, cucumbers, parsley, and mint. Dress it with lemon juice, olive oil, and salt for a refreshing and nutritious salad.

Pilaf: Sauté onions, garlic, and your choice of vegetables in a pan. Add cooked bulgur wheat and stir-fry for a few minutes. Season with herbs, spices, and a splash of lemon juice for a flavorful pilaf.

Grain Bowls: Create a wholesome grain bowl by layering cooked bulgur wheat with roasted or grilled vegetables, protein of choice (such as chicken, tofu, or chickpeas), and a delicious sauce or dressing.

Soups & Stews: Add cooked bulgur wheat to soups and stews to provide a heartier texture and extra nutrients. It works well in vegetable soups, lentil stews, or bean-based dishes.

Breakfast Porridge: Combine cooked bulgur wheat with milk or plant-based milk, sweeten it with honey or maple syrup, and add your favorite toppings such as fruits, nuts, and seeds for a wholesome breakfast porridge.

Now you know how to cook bulgur wheat properly. I hope you can easily make other bulgur wheat recipes at home with a detailed, complete, and short guide.

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Julia Jane is a home cook inspired by her mother's cooking. With the desire to share my cooking experiences with everyone, she created this website

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