Bulgur wheat is pre-boiled, dried, and cracked. It cooks as easily as instant oatmeal, is faster and healthier than instant rice, and fit for lunch or dinner. And, it's a whole lot cheaper than pre-packaged grain mixes.
You will need a clean container that closes tightly. I'm using the jar from instant coffee. Before you begin, check all your ingredients and spices for bugs. (One wormy walnut will ruin your whole batch. Ew.)
Fill about halfway with bulgur wheat, then add whatever you like. The bulgur will double in size, so season accordingly. Don't be shy! Have fun, be creative, mix and close tightly. Here is what went into my last batch:
- sun-dried tomatoes (not marinated) chopped small
- dry shitake mushrooms, broken small
- pine nuts
- dehydrated onions
- whole mustard seeds
- dry thyme
- dry basil
- ground coriander seed
- garlic powder
- ground red pepper flakes
- citric acid
Featured in Slightly Indulgent Tuesday; 8/16/11.