What to do with bulgur?
I have an almost full bag but don't know what to do with it other than making tabbouleh. Any suggested recipes are welcome!
I love to do a Turkish style bulgur pilaf (or any pilaf for that matter) with it. You can use it up quickly that way too!
im_nomad posted this recipe for a meatless chili on a different post. I like to make this and use as a filling for corn tortillas.
MARVELOUS MEATLESS CHILI:
1 can diced or whole tomatoes (796ml)
1/2 cup bulgur
3 tbsp vegetable oil
2 large onions chopped
3 cloves garlic minced
2 tsp each dried chili powder, cumin and dried oregano
2 sweet green peppers diced
1 tsp minced jalapeno peppers
1 19 oz can of kidney beans
1 19 oz can of black beans
1 12 oz can kernel corn
1/2 cup tomato paste
hot pepper, salt and pepper to taste
(i sometimes also toss in some chopped mushrooms)
options toppings are cheddar cheese, cilantro, sour cream
-->drain juice from tomatoes into saucepan, reserve tomatoes. Stir bulgur into juice, bring to boil (i also do this in the micro), reduce heat and simmer for 5 mins, set aside
-->in meantime, heat oil in large saucepan, add onions and spices and saute until soft.
-->stir in tomatoes, bulgur mixture, green peppers, jalapeno, beans, corn, tomato paste and 1/2 cup water. Add hot pepper sauce and S&P to taste.
-->cover and simmer 10 mins or more to desired thickness.
Tabouleh - Bulgur Wheat and Parsley Salad
Kufta - Lamb meatballs stuffed in Bulgur
Baked lamb and Bulghurwheat casserole
that armenian kufta in broth recipe looks FABULOUS, antilope. i'm going to have fun exploring that site.
here is a thread about pumpkin kibbeh..... http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/526456
they are made with pumpkin and bulgur in the shell, and pine nuts and a wee bit of pomegranate molasses (i think) inside (then deep fried in a meatball sized ball).
for you here in northern virginia, they are sold in mclean, virginia near total beverage at a little place called the "gourmet basket." it has mid-eastern food supplies, cheeses, meat pies, fresh pita, etc.
We use it as an ingredient in salads, pilaf, stuffing, as a breakfast cereal. You can use it in just about any way you might use rice. In some instances it'll work better if you pre-soak it.
Google "bulgar recipes" or bulgur recipes" and I'll be you'll find more information that you ever dreamed.