Bulgar, Burghul, Bulghar….It’s spelled many different ways but this staple in my pantry is one of my very favorite foods. I learned about Bulgar Wheat my first go round with Weight Watchers, back in 2002. I didn’t even know it existed, but I joined to support my Armenian friend who was getting married.
To her family Bulgar was like potatoes to my family. It was something they ate quite a bit. This gem is a complex carb and can easily replace rice in most dishes. White rice comes in at 7 Smartpoints a cup, and Bulgar at 4.
It fills you up big time, and takes on the flavor with a slight nutty tone to whatever liquid it is cooked in. I would be hard pressed to eat a cup of this along with a meal, and that’s saying something as I am a champion at eating 🙂
You can find this in your International section of your local grocery store. The store closest to my house didn’t carry it, so I recommended it and now they do. I always use the course #3, as it is bigger and more rice like. You will see this over and over in my recipes, because it is just that good!
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