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  • 1 cup bulgur
  • 2 cups water


  1. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. In a saucepan, combine bulgur and water; bring to a boil. Cover the pan, reduce heat to simmer and cook until tender, about 12 minutes.
  3. Drain off excess liquid, fluff with a fork and serve as desired.
  4. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.


  • Enjoy cooked bulgur as a side like rice or in a whole grain salad, grain bowl or baked good.
  • You can also prepare bulgur by putting it in a bowl and covering it with boiling water. Let stand for 10 to 30 minutes, then drain off extra liquid. Less time is needed for fine-grain bulgur and more time is needed for course-grain bulgur.
  • For best quality, use refrigerated cooked bulgur within 3 days or freeze in air-tight packaging for up to 2 months.
  • Bulgur comes from cracked whole-grain kernels of wheat that are partly cooked and then dried before packaging.
  • Other spellings for bulgur are bulgar and bulghur.
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3 cups
Cooking time:
15 minutes
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