Learn How To Cook Bulgur in 5 Ways

Key Takeaway

This article will talk about the many benefits of bulgur and how you can cook and prepare them in five different ways.

Though Filipino meals may not feel complete without white rice, you can always find better options. And bulgur might just become your new favorite healthy rice substitute. Here are five different ways you can enjoy these golden grains.

There is always this surge of inspiration to change when a new year starts, and this year is no exception. Things start to look brighter and excitement fills the air as we commit to our resolutions.

Our eyes light up as we make plans on how we can accomplish new exercise routines and develop healthier habits. But for many people, this is also the time to discover more nutritious food options.

You may even hear one or two of your closest friends saying they’re no longer eating white rice so they can cut down on sugar and carbs. And although it may have some benefits, it’s not the only option.

Take a chance on bulgur which is a high quality super grain produced from Durum wheat. These grains hail from Middle East and Mediterranean regions, and is an incredible rice and carbohydrate alternative due to its increased nutritional benefits. Here at The Goodwill Market, we’ve listed down five different ways you can enjoy and cook bulgur to make your meals better and healthier this 2023.

5 Ways to Cook Bulgur

Bulgur Traditional

You don’t have to worry about complicated cooking methods with these golden grains. Preparing them is quick and simple. You also won’t have any trouble pairing bulgur with your favorite filipino viands as you’ll enjoy their savory and nutty taste.


  • 1 1/3 cups water

  • 2/3 Uncooked Bulgur

  • 2 Teaspoons Olive Oil

  • Salt

How to cook bulgur:

Boil your water in a pan over medium-high heat. Slowly stir in the bulgur and let it simmer for about 11-13 minutes. After that, just remove from heat and let it cool. You may also have the option to drizzle a bit of Olive oil and salt for added flavor. Fluff it up, and your bulgur is ready to serve.

Bulgur Lugaw

Feeling cold? This bulgur recipe is perfect to warm you up in the cold months or when you’re feeling sick.


  • 1 cup of Coarse Duru Bulgur

  • Chicken Breasts/Thighs

  • 1/4 cup onions

  • 1 tbsp garlic

  • 1 tbsp ginger

  • 4 cups Chicken Stock

  • Garnish (Optional)
    • Spring Onions

    • Garlic Flakes

    • Boiled Egg

How to Make It:

Similar to how traditional lugaw is made, boil a portion of your ginger and chicken together in a pot while sautéing your onions, ginger and garlic in another pan. In the pot, add your bulgur and add your chicken stock. Let it simmer for 15 minutes, and add your preferred garnish. Add your favorite lugaw sauces and seasonings to make it special and personalized.

Bulgur Fried Rice

Have some leftover bulgur from your previous meals? Change it up and take it to the next level by turning it into fried rice!


  • Your leftover Bulgur

  • Your preferred Protein (Ground pork, shrimp, and chopped sausages are what we recommend)

  • Your preferred vegetable mixes (Peas, carrots and corn are great!)

  • 1 Scrambled Egg

  • 1 Clove of minced Garlic

  • 1 Onion, minced.

  • 3 Tbsp Soy Sauce

  • Salt and Pepper to taste

How to Make It:

In a skillet, stir fry your garlic and onions. Add your protein of choice, and once done cooking toss in your scrambled egg. Add your bulgur and mix everything together well, add in your soy sauce and preferred seasoning. Cook a bit more to enhance the flavor, and serve while hot!

Bulgur Cookies

Bulgur isn’t only for savory dishes, it’s perfect for healthy desserts too! Try out these cookies that would be perfect as an afternoon snack.


  • 1 cup of cooked Bulgur

  • 2 cups of almond flour

  • 1/4 cup of dark chocolate chips

  • 1/4 cup of maple syrup

  • 1 1/2 tsp of coconut oil

  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract

  • Dash of salt

  • 1 tbsp of water

How to Make It:

Preheat your over to 350°, and grease a cookie sheet. Just mixed all of the ingredients until evenly combined, and spoon onto the greased sheet. Press it down slightly, and let it bake for 10-12 minutes.

Bulgur Champorado

Aside from lugaw, you can also enjoy bulgur as a breakfast alternative by cooking it as a champorado. You can check out our decadent Bulgur Champorado recipe if you want to try it with family during chilly mornings at home.

Duru Bulgur as the Grain For You

Duru Bulgur has been offering high quality, tasty and healthy Bulgur since 1935. The flavor and nutrition of high quality wheat is preserved through traditional stone milling processes.

From the selection of durum wheat to the use of state of the art equipment in Bulgur production, Duru Bulgur ensures that the Bulgur you get complies with the highest standards set.

These grains also come in different variations such as Fine, Coarse and Extra Course so it can perfectly suit the type of dish you want to cook with bulgur.

They say that the only thing constant is change, and we are no exemptions to that rule. Striving for better may be a challenge. However, with the help of better choices and solid dedication, we can all improve our day to day lives. So for today, make a small step by choosing bulgur as your next delicious rice substitute. — (TGM)

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