Article Contents

  • 1 Product Description
    • 1.1 Benefits
    • 1.2 harm
  • 2 Subtleties cooking
  • 3 simple recipe
  • 4 Original recipes
    • 4.1 with pumpkins and apples
    • 4.2 mushroom

product Description

Bulgur (Burguli) - cereal with a long history.Its use for more than four millennia.It is believed that in Europe it was brought from the Middle East Maghreb merchants.Krupa is traditionally used in the Mediterranean, Oriental, Indian, Armenian, Azerbaijani and Chinese cuisines.By the way, the ancient Chinese believed bulgur sacred culture.

Bulgur - this cereal, which is produced from durum wheat.It is subjected to heat treatment with water and dried.Then shelled grain (polished) to remove coarse fiber outer shell (bran) and to produce amber.Then begins the process of crushing.Then cereals are sorted by degree of grinding:

  • fine fraction (koftelik) .Used as an additive in baking a variety of breads, cakes, muffins and cookies.This "highlight" gives bakery products a delicate
    nutty flavor and delicious crunch;
  • average fraction ideal for preparing side dishes, porridge, thick soups, as well as snacks and desserts;
  • coarse fraction (pilavlik) - used for cooking pilaf.In taste it is not inferior to traditional rice.Successfully replaced in recipes barley and couscous, while not razvarivayas until mushy state.

Calorie cereals high - 342 kcal per 100 g


Unfortunately for bulgur in Russia know little.Just a few years ago, this cereal dishes included on the menu.Useful properties of oatmeal, many simply underestimate.Rich in iron, potassium, vitamins, folic acid and fiber, it has a beneficial effect on the cardiovascular system, helps burn fat and lower blood sugar.Contained in the cereal composition of complex carbohydrates slowly absorbed, without causing damage to the figure.


In some cases, bulgur can harm the body.Contraindications to-eat cereals are:

  • gluten intolerance;
  • frequent flatulence and diarrhea;
  • inflammation of the mucous membrane of the stomach and the esophagus;
  • acidity;
  • tendency to overeat.

If the use of the product appeared atypical symptoms, consult a specialist.Perhaps this is the problem of a hidden signal in the body.In this case, the dish will not bring benefits.

Subtleties cooking

bulgur is used for soups, main dishes and desserts.Excellent with meat, fish, seafood and vegetables.In eastern cuisine groats often replace traditional rice when cooking pilaf.In Cyprus, bulgur is used for the traditional wedding pilaf, and in Turkey it is prepared from "soup bride" with the addition of lentils.Cooking bulgur has its own characteristics.

  • Groats not washed and soaked .Exceptions to this rule no.
  • Before cooking the grain fried in butter or olive oil .It gives it a nice flavor and a subtle nutty flavor.
  • used for cooking dishes with a thick bottom .A great option kettle or wok.On low heat grits they will languish, but do not boil.
  • When cooking cereals increased threefold .Before preparing necessarily calculate the number of servings required.
  • proportions of water and cereals are 1: 2 .This ratio is ideal for viscous porridge.
  • Incompatible components .Krupa is not combined with paprika, tomato paste, tarragon and dried fruits.Do not use it with potatoes, cabbage and beets.A recipe with egg does not exist.
  • In multivarka bulgur porridge cooked in the "Buckwheat" mode .During cooking, the grain goes through several processing steps, so that the finished dish becomes crumbly.
Connoisseurs advised to cook bulgur in multivarka in several "Baking" mode first, fried corn on the melted butter.Pour water and prepared with "quenching" "heating" mode is brought to readiness.

simple recipe

Boiled bulgur becomes nutritious breakfast and a great side dish for meat or fish.The most delicious dish will be on the first day.Do not store the finished porridge several days.It is better to cook fresh.

you will need:

  • bulgur coarse fraction - 1 cup;
  • cold water - 2 cups;
  • butter - 2 tablespoons;
  • salt - to taste.


  1. Melt the butter in a cauldron.
  2. Pour grits, stir fry 3 minutes.
  3. Pour water, salt.
  4. Increase the fire, wait until boiling.
  5. Cover, reduce heat, simmer for 15-20 minutes.
  6. Let sit 5 minutes.

finished dish has a pleasant nutty flavor.Serve it with butter.

Original recipes

offer to cook a delicious sweet porridge with milk and a dish with mushrooms.The first is suitable for breakfast, and the second would be a good choice for dinner.

with pumpkins and apples

hearty and incredibly appetizing dish is good to start the day.It recharge and give a feeling of satiety for a few hours.

you will need:

  • bulgur - 1/2 cup;
  • milk - 1 cup;
  • pumpkin - 100 grams;
  • apple - 1 piece;
  • Powdered cinnamon - 1 gram;
  • sugar - 3 teaspoons;
  • water - 1 cup;
  • butter - 3 tablespoons;
  • dried apricots - 50 g;
  • mint - 2-3 leaf;
  • salt - to taste.


  1. bulgur Fry in butter.
  2. Pour water and milk.
  3. Peel and dice the pumpkin.
  4. Chop finely apricots.
  5. Add pumpkin, apricots, sugar, stir, bring to a boil.
  6. Reduce heat, simmer for 20 minutes.
  7. Season with salt and remove from heat.
  8. Peel apples, cut into cubes.
  9. Sauté apples in butter with the sugar for 1 minute.
  10. Put porridge on a plate, add the apples, pour the remaining syrup from cooking.
  11. Garnish the dish with cinnamon and mint leaves.

Bulgur milk turns crumbly grains do not stick together.Slices of pumpkin, apricots and caramelized apples increase the usefulness of dishes, saturating it with vitamins and microelements.Complete the taste of spicy notes of cinnamon and mint.


Krupa well with mushrooms.Even traditional mushrooms, which many consider tasteless, will not leave you indifferent.Try a simple recipe bulgur porridge with mushrooms.

you will need:

  • bulgur - 1 cup;
  • mushrooms - 500 grams;
  • onions - 2 pieces;
  • olive oil - 4 tablespoons;
  • water - 2 cups;
  • parsley - 6-7 sprigs;
  • salt - to taste.


  1. Fry in butter diced onions.
  2. Add the mushrooms, chopped slices, fry until a juice.
  3. Pour bulgur, fry for 5 minutes.
  4. Pour water, salt, simmer for 15 minutes.
  5. Add chopped greens.

Bulgur with mushrooms can be submitted to the meat or used as a separate dish.If you are on a diet or fasting, porridge variety to your diet.

We met with the basic niceties porridge of bulgur.
Now you can choose the most suitable option that will give you a charge of vivacity and good mood!