How to cook bulgur so that it retains its benefits: tips

Kateryna YagovychLS Food
How to cook healthy wheat groats bulgur

Bulgur is a wheat cereal that can now be found in every supermarket. It's quite affordable and can be a great alternative to rice, buckwheat, and other cereals that we're all so used to. But in order for bulgur to be really tasty, crumbly, and retain all its beneficial properties, you should know a few simple tricks.

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How to cook bulgur correctly

The best way to cook bulgur is to steam it as:

1. This preserves more useful properties.

2. The fiber is not boiled out.

3. This saves time because you do not need to monitor the cooking process.

4. The cereal is crumbly and whole.

Simple technology:

1. Rinse the groats well

2. It is best to leave it overnight, but you can also leave it for several hours.

This bulgur makes a very tasty and low-calorie salad. The idea for this dish was published on the marafon18_6 Instagram page.

Low-calorie salad recipe with bulgur


  • bulgur - 150 g
  • dill and green onions - 5-6 sprigs
  • basil and tarragon - a sprig each
  • garlic - 1 clove
  • cucumber - 250 g
  • cherry tomatoes - 250 g
  • cheese - 120 g
  • red pepper - 150 g
  • lemon - half
  • olive oil - 20 g
  • salt and spices - to taste
Delicious crumbly bulgur

Method of preparation:

1. Pour bulgur into a bowl. Pour boiling water in a ratio of 1:3. After 30 minutes, drain the water and put the cereal on paper towels. If moisture remains, you can replace the towels.

2. Chop the herbs and garlic. Dice the cucumbers. Cut the tomatoes into 4 pieces.

3. Mix bulgur with greens, cucumbers, and tomatoes. Squeeze lemon juice and refrigerate for half an hour.

4. Season with salt and pepper and dress with oil.

5. Cut the cheese into cubes and put on top of the salad.

Healthy salad with bulgur

6. If the cheese is very salty, soak it in milk or drinking water beforehand.

7. Cut the pepper into strips and place on top of the cheese.

8. Bulgur goes well with a variety of vegetables. You can add or replace it with roasted pumpkin, asparagus or eggplant.

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