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Just curious to know if anyone has had any experience with bulgur and using it as a fried rice. I just had an insane craving for chinese food and thought it would be cool to use bulgur instead of white rice. Any input and/or recipe ideas appreciated. Thanks!


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Cat

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Hey, you must be reading my mind... I've been craving this... And I have the ingredients...

I did make it before and used precooked bulgur in a frying pan(w/ pam) and added egg Beaters, spices, onions, garlic, and soy/worcestshire sauce. Twas good :D

Sorry I don't have a recipe.


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Monmis,

 

Thanks, that's exactly what I needed to know! Just wanted to make sure that it didn't fall apart or have some funny texture during the "frying" part. I'm gonna try this tonight. :D


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Cat

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I've done it before and it was great! I used pre-cooked bulgar and had a WW Fried Rice recipe that worked wonderfully~

 

Did yours turn out well? Carol


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Carol,

 

I just made this and it turned out yummy!

 

My ingredients:

 

4c cooked bulgur (8 pts)

1/2c egg substitute (1 pt)

2 tbs ready chopped garlic (0 pt)

1 c chopped onion (1 pt, book says 0 for uncooked, but I figured it was cooked in the end so I counted as 1 to be safe)

3 Sliced Louis Kemp Fat Free Imitation Crab Legs (1 pt)

Soy Sauce

Cooking spray

 

I spritzed pan with cooking spray, and make sure you have a pan big enough for all that bulgur! Cooked garlic and onion first, then added the bulgur, egg substitute, imitation crab and added soy sauce to taste. Cooked until the egg firmed up.

 

It comes out to 12 points for the whole thing and I simply divided # servings to get about 3-4 points per serving.

 

I'm also a soy sauce junkie (I know, so much sodium), so I added even more after I cooked it. This is pretty good if you need that "fix".

 

You could also add more veggies to give it more bulk and decrease points per serving. I was thinking of adding carrots and snow peas for the next time I make it. See ya later wave.gif


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Cat

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Mmmm...sounds good, Cat!

 

I just think "bulgar" when I hear "rice" now...! Haven't made "bulgar pudding" yet, but I plan on it!! ;) tongue.gif

 

By the way, I always count cooked bulgar as 2 points per cup? Is that a misprint?

 

Thanks for the great idea~ wave.gif Carol


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Whhhooooops, yes, that was a misprint. I meant 8 points for the 4 cups! Thanks for pointing that out...I've corrected it!


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Cat

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And by the bye, you can UNCOUNT your onion - the 1 point is for a cup of COOKED onion, measured AFTER cooking - which is a LOT more onion than a cup of raw onion which you then cook.

 

It takes a lot of chopped cooked onions to total 1 cup. Try it - chop a cup, cook it, then measure it - depending on how much it cooked, the volume will be half or less of what you started with!

 

Char

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Oh CAT...this sounds yummy...and I've got all the ingredients...guess I know what we are having for dinner tonight!! Thanks for posting! :D

 

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Oh, thanks Char! I think I would probably add more egg to use up that one point! Or perhaps some shrimp? Hmmmmmm...the things I can do!

 

Robyn, hope you liked it!


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Cat

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CAT...

 

Made your "fried rice" leaving out the imitation crab and adding the carrots and snow peas. It was GREAT and very colorful! smile.gif Served it with a broccoli/shrimp stirfry...YUM!! thumbup.gif Thanks again!

 

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I live 20 miles from the nearest bulgar, so I guess I need to make another trip! This sounds like a really good supper one night with a Shrimp stir fry. I live in a shrimp area so I was thrilled to see how low the points were cause I love it! Oops sorry got off the subject. Anyway will try this next week. Rhonda wave.gif


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Robyn,

 

Glad you liked it!

 

I had my leftovers for dinner again tonight...yum yum. I reheated it in a frying pan and added a little more fresh garlic and soy sauce. I really think the soy sauce is what "makes" it. There's something about cooking it with the soy sauce rather than adding it on afterward. Tastes different and more savory to me!

 

RhondaD, I am definitely going to try it with shrimps next time! I hope you enjoy it too!


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Cat

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This sounds so good!!!! Thank you!!!! (The best part is I have everything I need to make it!)


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Guest Christym1969

This may sound dumb but what is Bulgar? I never heard of it til I saw it on this board.

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Guest Christym1969

Thanks Cat! I will have to try it if I can find it. I'm not sure if our stores sell it here. I will have to try to find it at the health food store. Thanks again!

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Alrighty gals...

 

I have bulgar, but I am going to get other stuff to make this next week. I am going to put salad size shrimp, small pieces of broccoli and shredded carrot...YUMMMMMM...my stomach is already growling! lol

 

Thank you SOOOO much for this idea.

 

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Guest Christym1969

Hi I just bought some Bulgar today and made it. I can't say it would be a favorite of mine. I made it according to the directions on the package maybe I need to try some other recipes. I thought it reminded me of cream of wheat cereal which I don't really like either. I will have to try out some of the recipes you all posted.

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Hi Christy,

 

Booo, sorry to hear you didn't like it. I have never had cream of wheat, so I can't compare. When I make mine, it really has a consistency that is like white rice.

 

Maybe you will like it better with some of the other recipe suggestions. Tonight I made a batch and mixed in one cup of it with my plate of veggie stir fry. It was good, very rice-like.

 

I want to try it for breakfast, like an oatmeal thing. Maybe add some apples and cinammon.

 

Good luck when you try it again next time!


Sincerely,

Cat

HW167 / WW140 / CW125

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I bought some Bulgar yesterday, cooked it up in the microwave- it turned out nice and fluffy. I made some "fried rice" with it and boy is it yummy!!

Made some today on the stove and it turned out more like risotto. Made more fried rice with it- used lots of carrot, celery, onion, cabbage, a few peas, egg sub. and diced up some lean pork loin that I had made a chinese bbq marinade for.

It is fantastic. I was afraid since it had turned out more pasty that it wouldn't work but it is still great. I could eat this everyday for lunch!!!

Thanks so much for giving me the courage to try bulgar!!! :D

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Gosh, your all making me crazy. I had Bulgar for breakfast this morning. I used 1 C Cooked, added a packet of splenda, 1/8 c Raisins, a few sprinkles of Cinnamon and 1/4 c FF Milk. Nuked it till hot.....and oh my.....super delicious.

Now, since I have another cup of it in the fridge ready to go.....I have some frozen cooked shrimp in the freezer that defrosts quickly under cold water. I will sautee the shrimp with garlic, teriayki sauce (low sodium brand) and some ginger. Then toss in the bulgar and see what happens. Maybe it will taste good !! Will let you guys know. If anyone has any "EASY" ideas for recipes please share. Later........ wave.gif

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I also made it today for my supper. Pretty easy and really good. I made only half the amount and I added thinly sliced carrots, 1/4 cup frozen peas and mushrooms. thumbup.gif


 

 

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