Bulgur is wheat that’s been parboiled, dried, and cracked into nibbly bits. It cooks fast and tastes good. A full cup of cooked bulgur has only 150 calories, a hearty 8 grams of fiber, and nearly 6 grams of protein. The minced herbs bring a freshness to the cooked whole-grain with the zesty flavor from the grated orange rind. Pair this hearty and healthy side with our Honey-Dijon Glazed Salmon with Flash-Cooked Zucchini for a full dinner.
1 1/4 cups water
3/4 cup bulgur
5/8 teaspoon kosher salt
1/3 cup chopped parsley
1/3 cup chopped cilantro
1/2 cup chopped almonds
1 1/2 teaspoons grated orange rind
1 1/2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
Est. added sugars 0
How to Make It
Bring 1 1/4 cups water, bulgur, and salt to a boil in a saucepan. Cover and simmer 12 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes. Stir in parsley and remaining ingredients.
So my bulgur was whole wheat, and came out much darker than the photo. Maybe I got the wrong kind? Anyway, I was a little hesitant that this wouldn't be very flavorful but it really was a nice change of pace for a side dish. Easy too. I didn't bother with the parsley but otherwise made to the recipe. Would make again.
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