Bulgur wheat (aka bulgar wheat) is an easy-to-use, low-calorie, whole grain. Our bulgur wheat is a coarse grind, perfect for use in tabouli salad and many other dishes. Sometimes spelled bulgar, this whole grain is high in fiber and very nutritious. Use bulgur wheat in salads, pilafs, burgers, and many Middle Eastern recipes.
How to Cook Bulgur
To cook, use one part bulgur to three parts water. Bring water to a boil then add bulgur. Boil for 7 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and cover. Let stand for 5 minutes, then drain excess water.
Use bulgur wheat in salads, pilafs, burgers, and Middle Eastern recipes.
More About Bulgur
Around 3000 years ago, Middle Eastern civilizations realized that wheat could be more easily processed, preserved, and digested if it were pre-cooked, dried, and crushed. Some believe that bulgur was the world’s first processed food; at any rate, bulgur wheat was adopted into the diet of civilizations around the Mediterranean because of how easy it was to prepare, store, and eat.
Bulgur wheat hasn’t changed very much in the last few millennia. Our bulgur wheat starts with wheat kernels that are parboiled, debranned, dried, and ground into a medium size. This method of processing leaves bulgur wheat with the best of both worlds: it is easy to digest, but retains almost all of its whole wheat nutrient content. Bulgar wheat is rich in fiber, protein, vitamins, and minerals, while low in calories and fat.
Bulgur wheat is a prominent part of many Mediterranean and Middle Eastern dishes, and is a staple of the famed Mediterranean diet. In particular, Bulgur is a central ingredient tabouli (also spelled tabbouleh), a characteristically Middle Eastern salad that also includes tomatoes, cucumbers, and many seasonings. Our medium-ground bulgur wheat is ideal for making tabouli and other salads.
Bulgur wheat has a slightly nutty flavor and is tender when prepared. Bulgur wheat is often found in recipes for salads, pilafs, burgers, meatballs, and casseroles. You can also use it in soups, breads, pies, and stuffings. In general, bulgur wheat can be used as one would use any other grain, and can be substituted for rice and couscous in most cases.
Because it starts out already partially cooked, bulgur wheat is very easy to prepare on its own by boiling 1 cup with 2.5 cups of water for about thirty minutes.
Ratings & Reviews
Great priceShirley, New Paltz, NY
I had a special bread recipe and needed to grind wheat for cracked wheat.Terry, Houston, TX
Can't wait to cook and add chopped veggies.Maryann, East Meadow, NY
I use it for wheat pilaf, great stuff. Having it for supper tonight!Kurt, Park Falls, WI
Bulgur wheat Packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, and milk products.
Serving size 28g (~1 oz.)
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Store in a cool dry place for up to 1 year. Refrigeration is not needed.
Country of origin: United States