Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Claire Spollen
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. 

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.

Ratings & Reviews


December 17, 2016
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.