How To  Cook Bulgur Wheat

How To  Cook Bulgur Wheat

Learn how to cook bulgur along with types of bulgur wheat. Plus, get my tips and recipe ideas to use bulgur in your daily cooking.

Types of Bulgur Wheat

The most common types of bulgur are: - Fine Bulgur (used to make tabbouleh) - Medium Coarse Bulgur Course Bulgur  - Extra Course Bulgur

How To Use Bulgur Wheat

While the most popular recipe that uses bulgur is tabbouleh, it is a staple in many Mediterranean and Middle Eastern kitchens. Cooked bulgur can be used in soups, stews, casseroles and salads.

To Cook Bulgur You Will Need:

1 cup Bulgur Wheat 2 cups Water or Vegetable & Chicken Stock Salt & Pepper

Prep Ingredients


Place bulgur, water, and salt into a medium-size saucepan over medium heat. Give it a stir to combine.

Let it Cook

Bring it to a boil in medium heat, put the lid on, turn it down to low heat and let it cook until all (or most of the liquid) is absorbed & air bubbles form on top.



Let it rest for 5 minutes after it is cooked and gently fluff it with a fork before using it in your recipe. Garnish with parsley or any other fresh herbs before serving.


With only a few ingredients and easy steps, cooking bulgur wheat at home is easy.

Tap for a few Easy Bulgur Recipes


Tabouli Salad

Also known as tabbouleh, this Mediterranean/Middle Eastern Salad is made with fresh herbs and simple lemon vinaigrette.

Bulgur Pilaf

Usually made with vegetables, bulgur pilaf is an easy side dish you can serve with all your chicken, meat, and vegetable dishes.

Bulgur Stuffed Eggplant

A vegetarian stuffed eggplant recipe made by stuffing roasted eggplant halves with bulgur pilaf and then drizzling it with tahini dressing.

Roasted Squash & Bulgur Salad

Ottolenghi's Butternut Squash Salad is made with bulgur wheat, roasted red onions, and tahini dressing. It's the best bulgur salad for the holiday season.