bul·​gur | \ ˈbəl-gər How to pronounce bulgur (audio) , ˈbu̇l- How to pronounce bulgur (audio) \
variants: or less commonly bulghur

Definition of bulgur

: parched cracked wheat

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Silky sheep’s milk yogurt with bulgur and crushed walnuts. Michael Kaminer, Washington Post, "‘Culinary solidarity’: Refugee dinners combat anti-immigration sentiment, one plate at a time," 28 June 2019 Toss with bulgur, mint, 2 tablespoons olive oil, and 1 teaspoon salt. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Crunchy Bulgur Lettuce Cups," 13 June 2016 In it, whole-grain bulgur wheat, cumin, garlic and herbs are mixed with lean ground lamb to form flavor-packed, Middle-Eastern-style meat patties that are chargrilled and served with a lemony three-herb sauce. Ellie Krieger, charlotteobserver, "Bulgur + lamb = good stuff on the grill," 26 June 2018 Add the ground lamb, cooked bulgur, cumin, crushed red pepper flakes, and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper to the mixing bowl. Ellie Krieger, charlotteobserver, "Bulgur + lamb = good stuff on the grill," 26 June 2018 For all practical purposes, bulgur is considered a whole grain, even though up to 5 percent of its bran may be removed during processing. Leah Zerbe, Good Housekeeping, "The 11 Healthiest Whole Grains You Should Be Eating," 2 Mar. 2017 Leave to sit for 1 to 2 hours until the bulgur has absorbed all the water, doubled in size and is quite dry. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Food documentary 'Soufra' comes with a cookbook," 8 Apr. 2018 Reduce heat; simmer 8 to 10 minutes or until bulgur is almost tender. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Lemon-Dill Chicken Meatball Soup," 7 Jan. 2017 Meanwhile, put bulgur in a medium heatproof bowl and pour the 2 cups boiling water over it. Kristine M. Kierzek, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Salad love: Creative, anything-goes approach will win your heart," 17 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of bulgur

1926, in the meaning defined above

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