Wheat Pilaf

Bulgur or Pilav

Preparation info
  • Serves

    6 to 8

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Sephardic Flavors: Jewish Cooking of the Mediterranean

By Joyce Goldstein

Published 2000

  • About

Bulgur and cracked wheat are staples of the Sephardic Turkish kitchen and are used in Greece as well, primarily in soups. Cracked wheat is whole wheat berries that have been crushed with steel blades. Bulgur is wheat berries that have been steamed, dried, and then crushed. American markets are not always careful about labeling these two products, but either one will work in this recipe.

Most recipes for wheat pilaf cook the grain as if it were rice, steaming it in stock to cover. Mo