What Is Bulgur Wheat and How Do I Cook It?  

Definition: Bulgur wheat is a type of whole grain made from cracked wheat kernels that have been parboiled, dried, and then cracked into various sizes. 

Texture and Appearance: Bulgur wheat has a light tan color and a nutty flavor. It comes in different grinds, ranging from fine to coarse, with finer grinds requiring less cooking time.

Nutritional Content: Bulgur wheat is rich in fiber, protein, vitamins (such as B vitamins and folate), minerals  and antioxidants.

Cooking Method: To cook bulgur wheat, use a ratio of 1 part bulgur to 2 parts water or broth.

Fluff and Rest: Once the bulgur is cooked, remove it from the heat and let it stand, covered, for about 5 minutes.

Versatility: Cooked bulgur wheat can be used in a variety of dishes, including salads, pilafs, soups, stuffings, and as a base for grain bowls.

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