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Bengali Breakfast Grains

Bengali Breakfast Grains

This Indian-inspired breakfast cereal stars bulgur and blueberries.

This breakfast cereal epitomizes high quality calories: whole grains and fiber from the bulgur, calcium from the milk, and antioxidants from the berries. Because it is precooked, bulgur is relatively quick to prepare.

35 min Prep: 10 min Cook: 25 min
Serves: 6 Save

Ingredients (11)

  • 1 T Olive Oil
  • 1 cup Coarse Grind Bulgur Wheat
  • 1½ tsp Fennel Seeds
  • 2½ cup Skim Milk
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp Ground Cardamom
  • ½ tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp Ground Nutmeg
  • 1 cup Fresh Blueberries
  • or ½ cup Dried Blueberries
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  1. Heat oil in a 2-quart saucepan over medium heat. Add bulgur and fennel seeds and cook, stirring frequently, until bulgur is toasted, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in 2 cups milk, vanilla, salt and spices. Return to heat and bring just to a boil. Reduce heat to lowest simmer, cover, and simmer until most, but not all, of the liquid has been absorbed, 12 to 14 minutes. (Note: For softer bulgur, add another ¼ cup milk and continue to cook 5 to 8 minutes.)
  2. Spoon into serving dishes. Pour about 1 tablespoon milk over each serving. Garnish with blueberries.