Bulgur is high in fiber and low in fat. In this slow-cooked side dish, the bulgur is flavored with ginger, mint and lemon and gets a slight kick from a jalapeño chile pepper.

Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


Recipe Summary

15 mins
1 hr 45 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Lightly coat an unheated 1 1/2-quart slow cooker with variable heat settings with cooking spray (see Tip). Add bulgur, the water, sliced jalapeño pepper, oil, ginger and salt to the cooker.

  • Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 1 1/2 hours. Stir in mint and lemon peel. Serve hot or at room temperature. If desired, garnish with additional jalapeño slices and lemon wedges.


Tips: Because chile peppers contain volatile oils that can burn your skin and eyes, avoid direct contact with them as much as possible. When working with chile peppers, wear plastic or rubber gloves. If your bare hands do touch the peppers, wash your hands and nails well with soap and warm water.

For easy cleanup, line your slow cooker with a disposable slow cooker liner. Add ingredients as directed in recipe. Once your dish is finished cooking, spoon the food out of your slow cooker and simply dispose of the liner. Do not lift or transport the disposable liner with food inside.

Nutrition Facts

1/2 cup
83 calories; protein 2g; carbohydrates 14g; dietary fiber 4g; fat 3g; sodium 102mg.

1 starch