lots of pilaf recipes that use rice can be adapted for bulgar - actually, you can think of bulgar as a substitute for rice where it is acceptable for the dish (or meal) to have the slightly more assertive flavor of bulgar. Are you looking for specific recipes or just more general suggestions?
thanks for the response! I am just looking for general info. I poked around at my cookbooks and the web and saw that most things pointed to making tabbouleh. Was wondering if there's anything else it can be used for. I've never cooked with bulgar wheat.
I like bulgar - it is very versatile. Most people think of it for tabbouleh or rice pilafs - here are some different recipes. The first makes an excellent dessert or breakfast, the second is a very tasty alternative to a burger.
Maple Bulgar Pilaf
1 c Apple juice
1/2 ts Cinnamon
1/2 c Bulgar
1/2 Apple, skinned, cored and chopped
1/4 c Golden raisins
1/4 c Nuts, chopped (walnuts, pecans, almonds)
2 tb Maple syrup
1.In a small saucepan, combine apple juice and cinnamon; bring to a boil over high heat.
2.Stir in bulgar and reduce to low; simmer covered for 10 minutes until the liquid is absorbed by the bulgar but is a little tender and chewy.
3.Remove saucepan from heat and let stand for 5 minutes covered. Stir in apples, raisins, nuts, and syrup. Serve hot.
4 c Water
2 c Bulgar
2 tb Oil
1 Onion, diced
2 Beets, grated
2 Carrots, diced
1/2 Head cabbage, chopped fine
3 tb Tamari
1 ts Garlic powder
Preheat oven to 350F
1.In a large pot, heat the water to a boil. Add the bulgar, reduce heat, and cook for 20 minutes, until the bulga is soft and the water is absorbed. Set aside.
2.Heat the oil in a large skillet, over medium-high heat; add the onions and saute for 3 minutes. Add the beets, carrots and cabbage, and saute for several minutes more until vegetables are soft. Add the seasonings.
3.Remove from heat and combine with the bulghur. Shape the mixture into burgers. Place on oiled cookie sheet, and bake for 25 minutes; turn over and bake for another 25 minutes. Serve with buns and other burger accompaniments.