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3 Cups
Prep time:
10 minutes
Cooking time:
20 minutes


2 tablespoons oil
½ cup chopped celery
1 1 medium onion, chopped
1 cup bulgur, uncooked
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
2 cups broth (beef, chicken, or vegetable) (see notes)


  1. Add oil, celery, onion and bulgur to a medium skillet.
  2. Stir constantly over medium heat (300 degrees in an electric skillet) until vegetables are tender and bulgur is golden brown.
  3. Add seasonings and broth and bring to a boil.
  4. Cover pan and reduce heat to low.
  5. Simmer 15 minutes.  Liquid should be gone. Serve.
  6. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.


  • Broth can be canned or made using bouillon. For each cup of broth use 1 cup very hot water and 1 teaspoon or 1 cube bouillon.

  • Add other vegetables such as peas, grated carrots, chopped bell peppers.
  • Try additional flavors such as dill weed, oregano, sage, marjoram, or parsley.