COARSE BULGHUR WHEAT*
Bulghur is a grain from the ancient Middle East; from there it spread quickly around the world. Bulghur is wheat berries that are partially hulled, steamed, then cracked and dried. Often confused with cracked wheat, both look the same, however, Bulghur is steamed (precooked) unlike cracked wheat. There are two kinds of Bulghur, one is made from soft white wheat berries (more delicate taste), and this product, which is made from hard red winter wheat berries which have a mild, nutty, earthy taste. Bulghur is gritty and flaky and used primarily in Tabbuleh or Tabouli (a dish containing mint, tomatoes, lemon juice, scallions and parsley). Bulghur is also commonly used as a meat substitute.
Bulghur is a great base for thick soups and chiles. Use in pilafs, as a meat substitute, or as a substitute for rice as a dinner accompaniment. Substitute soaked Bulghur with cracked wheat in any recipe.
Bulghur wheat (contains wheat).