Turmeric Spiced Bulgur

by Spicie Foodie on January 27, 2013

Turmeric Spiced Bulgur Recipe by Spicie Foodie

Happy Sunday everyone! As you can see instead of snapshots I have a recipe for you today. It’s been a very busy week with little spare time. On top of that my husband has been ill with a cold and I’ve just begun feeling the effects. I’m hoping I can will it away…we’ll see what happens. So because I’m not feeling too good right now I’m keeping it super short.

Turmeric Spiced Bulgur Recipe by Spicie Foodie

4.8 from 5 reviews
Turmeric Spiced Bulgur
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
A vibrant bulgur recipe flavored with turmeric, parsley and lemon. Delicious as a side dish or vegan main course.
Recipe type: Side, Grain,
Cuisine: Vegan, Vegetarian, International
Serves: 2-3
  • 1 cup or 180g coarse bulgur*
  • half of small onion, finely chopped
  • ¼ tsp granulated garlic
  • ½ tsp ground turmeric
  • salt to taste
  • 1-2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cups low sodium vegetable broth or water
  • large handful of chopped parsley**
  • 1 small lemon, juiced
  1. Heat the oil in a saucepan, once warm add the onion and saute until soft. Next add the bulgur and cook for 3 minutes while stirring often. Add the garlic and saute for another minute, then add the turmeric and mix into the ingredients. Pour the broth and salt into the saucepan. Cove and simmer under low heat for about 15-20 minute or until all of the liquid has been absorbed.
  2. Right before serving toss in parsley and pour in lemon juice. Gently stir until well combined. Serve as side dish or vegan meal.
*The recipe can also be made using rice. **Fresh cilantro or chives may be used in lieu of parsley.


Turmeric Spiced Bulgur Recipe by Spicie FoodieHave a great Sunday and week ahead. And don’t forget to sing up for January’s YBR round. Remember the winner’s blog will receive a special feature.


Yummy Pics: A Food Blogger's Guide to Better Photos, Photography eBook by Spicie Foodie


in Grains/Rice,Vegan/Vegetarian

{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Rosa January 27, 2013 at 10:46 AM

So colorful and flavorful! Bulgur is such a versatile cereal.




2 Rumana January 27, 2013 at 12:19 PM

Looks so fresh…


3 Nandita January 27, 2013 at 3:00 PM

Loved the vibrant yellow colour!!! Fabulous presentation as always. Wishing you and your husband a speedy recovery!! Take care :)


4 Alyssa (Everyday Maven) January 27, 2013 at 6:44 PM

Oh no Nancy – make some chicken soup! This Bulgur looks awesome!!


5 Suzanne Perazzini January 27, 2013 at 8:26 PM

I just sprinkled turmeric on my morning fried egg because of its wonderful healthful properties and then read your post with turmeric. It also gives such a beautiful colour to food. I hope that cold doesn’t catch hold and that you escape it. The turmeric might help.


6 Laura (Tutti Dolci) January 27, 2013 at 10:22 PM

I love turmeric, how perfect with bulgur! Hope you feel better fast!


7 tania@mykitchenstories.com.au January 27, 2013 at 11:49 PM

Sorry to hear you have had a hard week. Still wow , what a great idea for bulgar, that can be boring . You have made it happy and sunny and vibrant despite your bad week


8 john@kitchenriffs January 28, 2013 at 12:45 AM

Love the color! So gorgeous (and of course your pictures make it look even better). Sounds like a super recipe. For some reason I don’t use bulgur that often, but I definitely should, and this would be a wonderful way to prepare it. Hope you’re not getting the cold, of if you do, that it’ll be a short one.


9 yummychunklet January 28, 2013 at 1:43 AM

Such fantastic yellow!


10 Evelyne@cheapethniceatz January 28, 2013 at 2:11 AM

Ah bulgur, a favorite I always forget to make. Thanks for the inspiration. And I think tumeric is an underused spice, great to see it here. Hope your husband feels better soon.


11 Nami | Just One Cookbook January 28, 2013 at 5:49 AM

Oh no I hope your husband will recover quickly and you are keeping sickness away. With two kids in school it’s almost impossible to keep sickness away during cold months. My daughter is sick too and I haven’t recovered from mine yet. Take good care Nancy! Meanwhile… What an amazing color! I am not sure what bulgur means and about to check my translator dictionary. :D It’s good that rice can be a good substitute. Beautiful pictures!!!


12 Angie@Angie's Recipes January 28, 2013 at 6:02 AM

Love bulgur..just made some Frikadellen with ground meat and bulgur. Turmeric gives it such a bright and beautiful colour and flavour.


13 Ramona January 28, 2013 at 1:43 PM

I love how bright and sunny turmeric makes things. This looks great. Hope you beat the illness… but this flu that’s going around every where is the pits!! Take care and stay healthy my friend. :)


14 RavieNomNoms January 28, 2013 at 7:00 PM

Absolutely gorgeous color!


15 Julia | JuliasAlbum.com January 28, 2013 at 9:39 PM

The color of this dish is out of this world! What a great job you did!


16 Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies January 28, 2013 at 10:20 PM

I have just discovered how much I love turmeric so thank you for posting this recipe! I hope you and your husband are both feeling better soon…


17 Katie@Cozydelicious January 29, 2013 at 2:26 AM

What a beautiful, simple, healthy dish. I love bulgur and I love tumeric, and this combo sounds awesome. I’m thinking that this dish topped with a few sliced almonds and a dollop of Greek yogurt would make a fantastic dinner.


18 Phong Hong January 29, 2013 at 12:07 PM

It’s such a cheerful bright yellow and I am sure it tastes good! Hope you and hubby are feeling better.


19 Monet January 29, 2013 at 3:58 PM

Look how colorful! And I’m sure how flavorful! Thank you for sharing. This post was a bright way to warm up a my cold Tuesday morning. I hope you have a wonderful week!


Leave a Comment

Rate this recipe:  

Previous post:

Next post: