Bulgur wheat is a staple grain in Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisines, often used in salads and in place of rice. Made from cracked wheat that has been parboiled and dried for quick cooking, bulgur has a chewy texture and light nutty flavor. If you’ve every wondered how to cook bulgur wheat, here’s how:
Bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Remove from the heat, stir in 1 cup of uncooked bulgur wheat and a pinch of salt. Cover and let stand for 20 minutes. Drain any excess liquid, fluff, and serve. If you want to increase the amount, just keep the ratio of 2 parts water to 1 part bulgur wheat.
Unlike rice and other grains, bulgur doesn’t need to constantly be on the stove to cook. This technique steams the bulgur making it tender and fluffy. And don’t worry about adding too much water, you can always drain the bulgur at the end!
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