Vegetarian Foods

Cracked Wheat (Bulgur)

A quick and simple recipe to make. This recipe is great for college students on a tight budget! The cracked wheat is very filling and nutritious!! While cracked wheat itself can be very boring, this fresh version of the recipe includes ginger and hot pepper paste which gives the wheat derivative quite some flavor. I would suggest adding some veggies to the recipe for more nutrition. Red and green bell peppers (who doesn’t love color?), and some baby carrots would do the trick.


  • 2 cups cracked wheat (bulgur) 
  • Chopped onion
  • Chopped garlic
  • 3 tbs oil
  • 2 tbs hot pepper paste
  • 1 tbs tomato paste
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika and ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • Salt, of course, to taste


1. Fry onions and garlic in oil along with turmeric and chili powder
2. Add bulgur with chicken stock and boiling water
3. Add hot pepper paste and tomato paste with paprika and pepper
4. Let bulgur boil on a low medium heat
5. When bulgur needs approximately 20 minutes left of cooking time, add grated ginger
6. When finished, plate with parsley and boiled eggs for protein!

Sweating the onions... Sweating the onions…


Red pepper paste

Red pepper paste

Grounding the ginger

Grounding the ginger

Final Product

Final Product


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