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Herbed Bulgur with Almonds

Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Claire Spollen

Total time 18 mins
Yield

Serves 4 (serving size: about 2/3 cup)

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. 

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutrition Information

  • calories 174
  • fat 7.8 g
  • satfat 0.7 g
  • monofat 5 g
  • polyfat 1.7 g
  • protein 6 g
  • carbohydrate 23 g
  • fiber 6 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 1 mg
  • sodium 308 mg
  • calcium 48 mg
  • Est. Added Sugars 0
  • sugars 1

How to Make It

  1. 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.