Bulgur, the most famous name among many others, is a food with more than 4,000 years of history that was eaten by Roman and Chinese emperors, even the poorer population.
This food, made from wheat grain, has served as an ingredient in many dishes from the Middle East and North Africa.
What is Bulgur?
We can say that bulgur is one of the first processed foods in history. Wheat grain is used for the traditional preparation of bulgur. This is prepared slowly in water until it becomes a paste, which after draining is spread and allowed to dry in the sun for several days.
Drying will make the pasta harden, after grinding there will be uneven grains, which will be calibrated using sieves of different sizes to obtain three types of bulgur, coarse, fine and very fine. Once separated, the grain is returned to dry in the sun with the intention of keeping it much longer.
As for the preparation of bulgur, we must do it depending on its size, although its preparation is very easy and fast when the grain is fine. Just let it soak in the same amount of boiling water as the cereal, with the fire already off, until all the liquid is absorbed. If the bulgur is a medium or large grain, it will need to be boiled together with twice the amount of water for about ten minutes.
Once prepared, we can use bulgur in other preparations such as salads (such as the famous Taboule), bulgur dumplings, falafel, pilaf for example.
Hence, we recommend that you include Bulgur in your diet, if you have not already done so, you will see how you will thank us.
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