Delicious bulgur recipes are quick, easy, nutritious. What else could you wish for!

Foreign-sounding foods – couscous and bulgur – are slowly becoming familiar in Czech cuisine as well.

These are healthy ingredients that are made from durum wheat semolina.

Get inspired by our couscous or bulgur recipes and cook a healthy meal!

Bulgur with vegetables

Vegetables are rich in fiber and perfectly complement bulgur, which does not take much time to prepare.

What will we need

  • 1 cup bulgur
  • 2 cups of water + a cube of masox
  • 1 onion
  • 3 red or green peppers
  • 5 tomatoes
  • hard cheese
  • salt
  • oil
  • grinded pepper


  1. Put the bulgur in a saucepan and cover with water and masox in a ratio of 1:2. Bring to a boil and cook for about 7 minutes – according to the instructions on the package.
  2. Let it swell for another 10 minutes and then drain it.
  3. Fry finely chopped onion in oil in a frying pan.
  4. Add washed and chopped peppers and tomatoes.
  5. Salt and pepper.
  6. We slowly simmer together.
  7. When the vegetables are ready, mix them into the bulgur.
  8. Sprinkle grated hard cheese over the bulgur and vegetables on the plate.

This bulgur recipe would be great in a wok. It mixes well and nothing falls out. Are you interested in how the test of wok pans turned out not only for Asian dishes ? Wink!

A bowl full of creamy bulgur with mixed vegetables.

Bulgur risotto

There is no need for this classic Italian dish to be made only of rice, try replacing it and cook a more nutritionally interesting bulgur risotto.

What will we need

  • 1 cup bulgur
  • 2 cups of water + a cube of masox
  • 1 chicken breast
  • 1 onion
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 2 peppers
  • 1 leek
  • salt
  • grinded pepper
  • oil


  1. Prepare the bulgur according to the instructions on the package, using water and masox in a ratio of 1:2.
  2. Meanwhile, fry finely chopped onion in oil in a pan.
  3. Add washed and chopped chicken breast, leeks, tomatoes and peppers.
  4. Salt and pepper.
  5. Simmer together until the meat is soft.
  6. Finally, mix the bulgur with stewed vegetables and meat.
Soft and creamy risotto made from nutritionally nutritious bulgur.

Bulgur salad

If you really like vegetable salads, try to liven them up and make this bulgur salad.

What will we need

  • 1 cup bulgur
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 salad cucumber
  • 3 peppers – red, green, white
  • 5 tomatoes
  • hard cheese
  • 100 g of stewed ham
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper


  1. Cook the bulgur according to the instructions on the package until soft.
  2. We prepare the vegetables, which we wash and cut into small cubes. We can grate the cucumber.
  3. Cut the stewed ham into strips.
  4. We also grate the hard cheese coarsely.
  5. Put everything in a salad bowl, cover with 3 tablespoons of olive oil.
  6. Salt and pepper.
  7. And we add cooked bulgur to the vegetables.
  8. Mix the bulgur salad thoroughly.

Buckwheat is a similarly healthy side dish, for which we have selected a total of 11 recipes for you . Get inspired.

Colorful and delicious light salad.

Bulgur with chicken

This spicy recipe with bulgur and chicken will enliven not only your table but also your taste buds.

What will we need

  • 1 tablespoon Harissa (or a mixture of chili peppers, garlic, cumin and coriander)
  • 4 skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, halved and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons of pine nuts
  • A handful of dried apricots
  • 300 g wheat bulgur
  • 600 ml of hot chicken stock


  • Coat the chicken with 1 tablespoon of the Harissa spice mixture.
  • Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan, then fry the chicken for about 3 minutes on each side, until golden.
  • Add the onion and then gently fry for 5 minutes until softened.
  • Add the pine nuts and continue to cook for another few minutes until toasted.
  • Add the apricots, bulgur and stock, then season and cover.
  • Cook for about 10 minutes until the stock is almost absorbed.
  • Return the chicken to the pan, cover again and cook on a low heat for 5 minutes, until the liquid is absorbed and the chicken is cooked through.

If you don’t like bulgur, but prefer to enjoy couscous, then prepare these recipes for chicken with couscous !

A pan full of tender chicken with fresh vegetables.

How to properly cook bulgur? Tips and tricks

The most common bulgur is yellow in color and usually made from durum wheat. It has a slightly nutty flavor that is great for all-purpose use.

Somewhere you can also meet darker types of bulgur. These are usually made from different types of wheat and often have a more pronounced nutty flavor.

You can also find whole grain bulgur. The latter generally has a higher nutritional score, but the taste becomes less delicate.

Bulgur is very easy to cook. In fact, you can cook it the same way as rice, although the ratio of water may be slightly different.

You can cook it simply with water and salt.

Or you can cook it in stock instead of water or add whole spices like allspice and bay leaves.

Butter and olive oil help add even more flavor.

Bulgur is pre-cooked and does not need to be soaked before cooking. It is good to at least rinse it before cooking.

The cooking time of bulgur depends on the size of the bulgur grains, but since it is pre-cooked, there is no need for long cooking.

Coarse bulgur is usually cooked for about 10 minutes.

Note that bulgur does not usually soften like rice. Unlike rice, bulgur does not need to rest for a long time after cooking. After cooking, the individual grains are easily separated.

Fine bulgur doesn’t need to be cooked, just soak it in hot water.

To learn more about bulgur, read this comprehensive article !

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