How to cook delicious budget bulgur without cooking: add mushrooms and cheese to the dish

Iryna MelnichenkoLS Food
Recipe for bulgur
Bulgur recipe. Source:

Bulgur is a very budget-friendly, tasty, and healthy product that is not often cooked compared to buckwheat, rice, and potatoes. However, it is worth noting that bulgur is easier to prepare than any other cereal: just pour boiling water over it and leave it for 20-30 minutes.

What to cook with bulgur

On Instagram, cook Kateryna shared a recipe for a delicious risotto based on bulgur, with mushrooms, onions, and soft cheese to flavor it.

Recipe of the dish


  • Bulgur – 150 g
  • Hot water – 300 ml
  • Onion – 150 g
  • Mushrooms – 500 g
  • Soft cheese (feta) – 100 g
  • Salt – 24 g
  • Cumin – 3 g
  • Balsamic vinegar – 2 tbsp (cannot be replaced with another, if not, then no)
  • Coriander – 5 g
  • Oil – 4 tbsp

Method of preparation:

1. Rinse the bulgur under running water, put it in a suitable dish, add half the salt. Pour boiling water, cover with a lid or cling film and let stand for 20 minutes. If not all the water is absorbed during this time, simply drain off the excess.

Steamed bulgur

2. Heat half of the oil in a frying pan, add coriander and cumin, fry for a minute, but make sure that the spices do not burn. Pour in the onion and fry until soft in the spices and transfer from the pan.

Onions with spices

3. In the same pan, fry the sliced mushrooms until all the moisture is removed. Add salt and balsamic vinegar, stirring constantly until the vinegar evaporates.

Fried mushrooms

4. Add the onion, bulgur, and cheese, mix everything, and turn off the heat, let stand for 10 minutes under the lid.

The finished dish

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