I recently shared a recipe for barley and mixed vegetables that was inspired by finding an alternative to white rice.
Many of the nutrition guides I’ve followed which are available in my online studio and on my 8 week transformation at live classes over the years have also recommended bulgar wheat as a substitute for white rice.
So today I’m going to share the best way that I’ve found to cook a basic bulgar wheat recipe that’s low on calories to help with your health and fitness goals.
What’s great about bulgar wheat is that it’s excellent to meal prep and it is very easy to cook as you’ll soon see.
I add mixed vegetables and use it as a side to meat or fish protein for dinner or to take in a sealed container for lunch.
Feel free to add some Peri Peri or chilli powder for that extra spice.
- One cup of bulgar wheat
- Mixed herbs
- Dash of lemon juice
- 1 tsp turmeric
- 2 cups hot water or vegetable stock
- A dash of olive oil
How to cook bulgar wheat
Place one cup of bulgar wheat into a dry frying pan and stir continuously to bring out the nutty flavour.
Once the bulgar has darkened slightly remove it from the heat.
Add the mixed herbs, some lemon juice, turmeric and two cups of hot water or vegetable stock.
Return to the heat and as soon as it starts to bubble remove from the heat and cover until all of the liquid has been absorbed by the bulgar wheat.
Stir in the olive oil and serve.