Since bulgur is partially cooked, preparing it for a meal is a whole lot easier than you’d think. You can eat it alone as a side dish to a main meal or you can add it to salads, pasta, and soups.
Instead of boiling bulgur, you simply have to soak it to rehydrate the groats. “To prepare, add steaming hot water over the bulgur and allow it to sit for seven to 10 minutes,” Mathis suggests. “As the bulgur sits, the grains will absorb the water and become tender.” If you want to add more flavor to this whole grain side dish, swap the water for chicken or vegetable broth. Either way, this healthy food is ready to consume in less than 15 minutes.
If this is your first foray into cooking the grain, try this bulgur and parsley salad recipe.