Quick Lunch Series: Bulghur Wheat Fried Rice

Bulghur Wheat is a nutritious, quick cooking, form of whole wheat.

Occasionally my mother or my aunt would replace rice with bulghur wheat.

While I have made Tabbouleh, and Upma with Bulghur Wheat many, many times, until I actually cooked it, I never realized, that bulghur wheat fried rice is not only possible, but extremely delicious!


1 cup bulghur wheat
1 tbsp oil
1/2 onion sliced
1/2 cup frozen peas
1/2 cup chopped green beans or use 1 cup mixed frozen vegetables
You can add assorted vegetables from peppers, potato, tomatoes, cauliflower, broccoli, and any other you desire!
1/2 tsp garam masala or as much as you desire
1 tsp chopped mint or cilantro
1 tsp cumin powder
1-2 cloves (optional)
1-2 garlic cloves
1 in ginger
1-2 jalapeno
touch of turmeric
salt to taste

In a large pan, add oil, turmeric, cumin seeds if desired and toast till lightly brown. Add sliced onions and fry till light brown. Combine ginger, jalapeno and garlic in a  food processor. Add to the pan and saute till lightly brown. Add peas, beans, mixed vegetables, and tomatoes and spices and saute till lightly brown. Add bulghur wheat and spices and saute lightly. Add two cups water and bring to a boil. Reduce flame and let simmer with a lid.

Add water as needed.

Serve warm with some Raita or fresh yogurt! Delicious!



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