Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Bulgur Wheat is Delicious

I visited my hometown not long ago and got to see family and friends. One of my friends, who is an excellent cook, made delicious food for me and gave me this recipe. It's so simple, so cheap, and so good! (Thank you, Lee!!) Here in Gainesville, bulgur can be bought in bulk at Mother Earth Market (at an absurdly cheap 69 cents a pound), and whatever your local whole foods store is will probably carry it as well. There are different ways to cook it than the soaking method I use, so if you have another preferred method, go for it.

Bulgur Wheat
Ingredients:
1 Cup bulgur wheat
3 Cups boiling water
olive oil
lemon juice
(optional) 1 tomato
(optional) capers (if you use very small capers, add some salt as well)
(optional) non-dairy feta (Sunergia Soy Foods makes a wonderful soy feta that I like very much. I get it at Mother Earth.)
(optional) pine nuts

Preparation:
In a large bowl, combine the bulgur wheat and the boiling water. Cover, and let sit for about 40 minutes or until fluffy and well-rehydrated. Drain the excess water. Add a couple tablespoons of olive oil and a few splashes of lemon juice. Add any other ingredient you want, maybe a tablespoon or two of each. Stir it up, and enjoy!

You can also experiment with other ingredients as they strike your fancy. Anything you'd like in couscous, for example, should work well with bulgur wheat. Good luck!

1 comment:

  1. Yum! I've used bulgar wheat to make tabouleh before.

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