April 29, 2013—Fearlessly Archived—Still a fun read, price & availability may have changed.
Ancient Grains, Newfangled
As we look for interesting foods to continually please and provoke our palates, an astonishing thing is happening — ancient grains, some as old as civilization itself, are getting a fresh look. Suddenly everything old is new again!
At Trader Joe's we’re not just bringing back ancient grains, we're making them faster and easier to prepare, too. Trader Joe's 10 Minute Bulgur is one of the quick-cooking ancient grain options you'll find on our grocery shelves. Our Bulgur is made with the finest durum wheat grown on small, family farms. It's packed for us by an Italian supplier who's perfected the art & science of par-cooking ancient grains without compromising their nutritional value, flavor or texture.
The wheat is cleaned, then cooked with steam, then dried, then cooked a bit more with hot air, then cleaned again and packed. This process preserves its nutritive value, while cutting the cooking time from 40-50 minutes down to 10. That's right — 10 minutes! Enjoy it as you'd enjoy rice or quinoa — salads, soups, sides come to mind. Or add to a traditional tabbouleh. Cook it with water, or ante up the flavor a bit by using chicken or vegetable broth.
We're selling each 8.8 ounce bag of 10 Minute Bulgur for $1.49, a very modern value for a newfangled ancient grain. You'll find it in our grocery aisle.