Bulgur wheat is one of the world’s original fast foods. It consists of hulled wheat kernels (also called groats) from any of several wheat varieties (most commonly durum wheat). Because the kernels retain their intact germ, bran, and endosperm, they are whole grains. Bulgur has been precooked and dried, so it only needs to be boiled for about 10 minutes to be ready to eat—about the same time as dry pasta. This makes bulgur an extremely nutritious fast food for quick side dishes, pilafs, or salads.

 

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