What Is Cracked Wheat Pilaf?
Cracked wheat pilaf, also known as bulgur pilaf, is a Middle Eastern dish made from cracked wheat that has been toasted. It is a nutritious and delicious dish that can be served as a side dish or a main course.
To make this pilaf, cracked wheat is cooked with onions, garlic, and a flavorful broth. It is generally seasoned with a variety of spices and herbs, such as cumin, coriander, and parsley. It can be served with vegetables, nuts, and dried fruits.
It's a versatile and nutritious side dish that can be served alongside grilled meats and roasted vegetables or eaten as a main course with a side salad. It is the most preferred type of rice because it is economical and delicious.
How To Serve Cracked Wheat Pilaf?
Cracked wheat pilaf can be served as a side dish or a main dish. Serve cracked wheat pilaf alongside grilled chicken, lamb, or beef or roasted vegetables like carrots, zucchini, or eggplant.
Toss the pilaf with chopped fresh herbs, diced tomatoes, cucumbers, and a lemon and olive oil dressing for a refreshing and healthy salad. Serve the cracked wheat pilaf alongside a dollop of Greek yogurt for added creaminess and a cooling contrast to the spiced pilaf.
Here are our delicious recipes that you can serve with Cracked Wheat Pilaf:
How To Store Cracked Wheat Pilaf?
To store cracked wheat pilaf, allow it to cool to room temperature. Then transfer it to an airtight container. You can keep it in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. If you want to store it for longer, you can freeze it for up to 3 months.
How To Reheat Cracked Wheat Pilaf?
To reheat cracked wheat pilaf, you can use either a microwave or a stovetop.
Stovetop: Place the cracked wheat pilaf in a saucepan or skillet. Add a splash of water or broth to the pan to help moisten the pilaf as it reheats. Cover the pan with a lid or aluminum foil. Heat the pan over low to medium heat, stir occasionally to prevent sticking. Cook for 5-10 minutes or until the pilaf is heated through.
Microwave: Place the cracked wheat pilaf in a microwave-safe dish. Add a splash of water or broth to the dish. Cover the dish with a microwave-safe lid or plastic wrap. Microwave the pilaf on high for 1-2 minutes, depending on the quantity and desired temperature. Check the pilaf and stir it with a fork to distribute the heat evenly. Continue microwaving in 30-second increments until the pilaf is heated through.
Reheating the pilaf may dry it out. So you may need to add a little extra liquid and fluff it up with a fork before serving.