Cracked Wheat Pilaf (Bulgar Pilavi)

If you’re looking for a light alternative to rice, this Cracked Wheat Pilaf is perfect. Very much like a couscous, it’s a great and easy side dish to try for those whose only exposure to bulgar has been tabbouleh. This can easily be extended by adding vegetables, TVP or meat. My personal favorite (and it could just be me) is to reheat it the next day with mozzarella melted into it. Mmm…

Cracked Wheat Pilaf


2 T olive oil
1 onion, chopped
1 cup bulgar (cracked wheat)
2 cups water or stock (vegetable, chicken, etc.)


Saute the chopped onions in oil over medium-high heat until they soften and start to turn translucent. Add bulgar and stir for a minute or so to allow it to absorb some of the onion flavor. Add the stock or water and bring to a boil. Turn off the heat, cover, and let it sit a few minutes until all the liquid is absorbed.

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