Bulgar Wheat Stovetop Casserole with Sunflower Seeds and Cinnamon: Illustrated Recipe
The Finished Product
In a previous article, I showed you how to make your own bulgur wheat. Now I'm going to show you a wonderful way to serve it.
For this recipe, you will need:
- 1 cup bulgur
- 2 cups water (drinking quality)
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Ground cinnamon, to taste
- 1/4 cup pine nuts or sunflower seeds. 1-2 tablespoons of sesame seeds (either white or black) also work nicely.
For equipment, you will need nothing but a cast iron skillet or other heavy pan, and a spatula (metal is best).
This cereal takes about 30 minutes to cook. It can easily be doubled, though you may need a bigger than average pan to do so.
Suggestions for Further Use
At this point, you can eat the cereal as it is. Or, you can mix it into a salad, casserole, or anything else that pleases your fancy.
The spices you put into the mixture are also versatile. Some suggestions include: cumin, chiles or other peppers, coriander; basil, thyme, sage, or lavender; orange or lemon zest; or any other combinations you enjoy which will stand up to a strong-flavored dish.
Finally, fruits or vegetables (or both) may be added. Sprinkle cheese on top, if you like, or try mixing in yogurt. Make the most of it, and enjoy!
Wheat Berries for Making Bulgur Wheat
© 2009 Joilene Rasmussen