Thursday, September 18, 2008

Bulgur Berry Breakfast

I found the inspiration for this recipe in the October 2008 issue of Oxygen Magazine. I work on eating a variety of grains, so I was interested to try a new use for bulgur. I find bulgur in the bulk foods section of my regular grocery store. If you can't find it there, or your store has no such section, you might need to make a trip to Whole Foods.

Since I can't find the actual recipe online anywhere, I will give you a quick run down of what I did so that you can enjoy this too. It reminded me of oatmeal for breakfast and I found it very filling and satisfying.

Bulgur Berry Breakfast
(serves one person who will be thrilled when she sees how much it makes)

1/4 c. dry bulgur
1/4 c. light vanilla soymilk
1/2 cup of fresh blueberries and strawberries
1 T sliced almonds
sprinkle of cinnamon (optional)


1. Bring 1/2 cup of water to a boil. Add the bulgur.
2. Cover and turn off heat. Allow the bulgur to soak for 15 minutes.
3. Return to your bulgur.
4. Feel impressed because you are cooking something that required "soaking".
5. Add another 1/2 cup of water to the bulgur and bring to a boil.
6. Reduce heat to medium low and cook for 10 minutes (stirring occasionally)

7. Add the soymilk and berries.

8. I sprinkled some cinnamon on top because I thought it would make the picture prettier. Turns out that the cinnamon made it taste even better too!

This breakfast takes a little time because of the soaking but it was worth it. I also might make it if I was in the mood for a dessert. It was that good.

Here's the nutritional breakdown: Calories 190, Fat 2g, Protein 6g, Fiber 9g, Vitamin C: 44%, B12 31%.


AJS said...

Is it just me, or is "bulgar" a weird word?

The breakfast does look delish. Don't know if I can stomach another morning of oatmeal so with a little planning (or on a weekend) this would be an interesting and tasty alternative.

invisiblevoices said...

This sounds great! I'm going to give this recipe a try. I'm constantly in search of good and easy things like this for breakfast now that I ride to work and need desperately to eat once I get there.

This post actually reminded me that I have some similar recipes in the 'fresh from the vegetarian slow cooker' cookbook. I picked up some ingredients at the store today, and will give them all a try!