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What's Bulgur?

Bulgur is a kind of whole-wheat grain. It's quick and easy to cook and tasty. This is breakfast recipe. But bulgur's also great for lunch or dinner, especially when cooked in chicken or vegetable broth instead of water. Substitute bulgur for rice in any recipe.

Breakfast Bulgur

While You Shower
2 servings
prep time: 2 minutes
cook time: 25 minutes, while you do other things

  • 2/3 cup bulgur (dried cracked wheat)
  • 1 1/3 cups water
  • some dried fruits (cranberries, apricots, etc.)
  • some nuts (pecans are yummy)
  • some favorite spices (like cinnamon & nutmeg)
  • some seeds (sunflower, pumpkin)
  1. Put the bulgur and water in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Cover tightly, turn it off, and leave for 25 minutes while you
    shower and get dressed.
  2. Add "mix-ins" - fruits, nuts, seeds, spices - whatever you want.
  3. Dump everything into a bowl. Add sweetener (sugar, honey, syrup) and/or milk if desired.

Bulgur takes about 12 minutes to cook (instead of 25) if you leave the heat on low and simmer it. But then you couldn't shower and get dressed while it cooks!
Make a double batch and stick some in the fridge before you add syrup or milk. It's good later hot or cold.