Best Turkish Bulgur Recipe – Quick, Easy, Vegan

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Best Turkish Bulgur Recipe

Hi everybody!  Thanks for clicking on our link.  You will not be disappointed with our best Turkish Bulgar recipe.  This recipe also happened to be quick, easy and vegan all in one!

I was really happy with the way this recipe turned out.  I studied a lot of different websites and came up with a killer recipe.  There are a lot of different ways to manipulate this easy Bulgar recipe and I will show you how!

Below this paragraph is a how to video for you to watch how to make this Turkish Bulgar recipe start to finish.  If you do not want to see the video and just want the written recipe then click the jump to recipe button at the top of this post.  Enjoy everyone!

Kitchen Products Used

  1. Stainless Steel Cookware
  2. Manual Food Processor
  3. Utility Knife

We love using our manual food processor for prepping a lot of our vegetables.

This machine really does aid in making our meals quick, easy and vegan.  We highly recommend using this small kitchen appliance.  And you don’t need electricity to use it.  Really cool.

We are also a big fan of Stainless Steel cookware.  We hold it in high regards because it doesn’t leach unwanted chemicals into our food.

Some people are worried about traces of nickle leaching into our food but studies have shown that the amount leached is negligible to endangering our health.

Stainless steel cookware

What is Bulgur Made of?

Bulgur is made of Wheat Groats.  The process of producing Bulgur is done by cleaning, boiling and drying wheat.

Commercial Bulgur is generally made from durum wheat.  Durum wheat has a higher protein content and is considered to be a hardier wheat then normal wheat.

Durum wheat is also used in pasta, couscous and semolina flour due to its hardiness.

It’s higher protein content is also used in many dishes to supplement receiving more protein.  Obviously, right?

Any who, its clear to see that there is a lot of value in Bulgur and that makes this recipe all the more special.

Is Bulgur Healthier Than Rice?

If you consider healthier to mean that it has more nutrients and also a higher density of nutrients then the answer would be yes.

Bulgur has less fat and more fiber then brown rice.  It also has more micgrograms of folate.

However, healthier is such a relative term to what a person considers healthy.

Brown rice has more fat but some would consider this a healthy fat, which in turn making them to believe brown rice is healthier then Bulgur.

Generally when people are looking for an answer to what is healthier, they are looking for calories and fat content.

If that is the case then yes, bulgur has the edge over brown rice.

Do You Wash Bulgur Before Cooking?

The answer is no.  They actually clean bulgur and boil the wheat that makes the bulgur so it is completely clean and ready for cooking.

Best Turkish Bulgur Recipe

Is Bulgur Good for Weight Loss?

Yes bulgur is a great alternative to other starches such as rice and pasta.

There are a couple reasons why.  If you read the paragraph above then you already know that bulgur has less calories and fat then brown rice.

Bulgur also has more fiber which helps with a healthy digestive tract.

All of these factors lead to weight loss and maintaining a healthy weight.

This makes us even more happier to show you our best Turkish bulgur recipe.

What Does Bulgur Taste Like?

Bulgur has nutty and hearty taste.  Some people even say that it has a popcorn scent when it is cooking.

The texture of bulgur can be mistaken as textured vegetable proteint (TVP).

There is a lot of controversy over using TVP because it is a highly processed food.

Thus bulgur can be a great subsitute and a healthier, nautral alternative to TVP.

Can you say, bulgur vegan sloppy joes?

Also, bulgur is a very common Mediterranean ingredient.  It is used frequently within that area.  That is how we got inspired in cooking this dish.

Best Turkish Bulgur Recipe

This is our best Turkish Bulgur Recipe that has a lot of hearty flavor.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: Best Bulgur Recipe, Best Turkish Bulgur Recipe, stainless steel cookware, Turkish Bulgur Recipe, Utility Knife, Vegan Bulgur Recipe
Servings: -4 people


  • Stainless Steel Cookware, Utility Knife



  • 1 Cup Bulgur
  • 2 Cups Vegetable Broth


  • 3 Tomatoes medium and diced
  • 1 Onion yellow diced
  • 1 Cup Peas frozen
  • 3 Garlic cloves pressed
  • 1 Pepper spicy


  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Parsley
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons Tomato Paste
  • 1 Tablespoon Vegan Butter
  • 1 Tablespoon Cumin
  • 2 Teaspoons of Salt & Pepper


  • Prep all of the vegetables.
  • Next, heat up 2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil in a big and deep pan and saute the Onions, Garlic and Pepper on medium low heat until they soften and the onion is translucent.
  • Then add in your Tomatoes and Tomato Paste and cook down the sauce until it begins to thicken. Say around 10 minutes
  • Now add the Bulgar and Vegetable Broth into the same pan and simmer the pan and stir occasionally until the Bulgar thickens. You can cover the pan slightly and this will speed up the cooking process. This could take around 15 to 20 minutes
  • Right as the Bulgar is coming to a nice thick consistency, add in the Cumin, Vegan Butter, Parsley and the Salt and Pepper. Stir in these spices into the Bulgar and let simmer for another 5 minutes. Now your Bulgar should be done and ready to eat!


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Hello I'm Eric and I am striving to educate people about plant based diets. I enjoy bowling, gardening and nature in my free time. Marilyn and I hope you find our site helpful in learning about a proper Vegan diet.


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