Bulgur With Dried Cranberries and Pecans

Bulgur is a low-fat, whole grain that’s high in fiber and rich in flavor. Watch out: Made with nutty bulgur, tart cranberries, and savory pecans, this side just might steal the show!

Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 15–20 minutes
Total time: 20–25 minutes

Yield: 6 servings
Serving size: about 1/2 cup


2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 cup bulgur
2 teaspoons olive oil
1/2 cup coarsely chopped pecans
1/2 cup dried cranberries


Preheat oven or toaster oven to 400°F. In a small saucepan, bring chicken broth to a boil. Add bulgur and oil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 15–20 minutes. While bulgur is cooking, toast pecans in oven for about 5 minutes, or until lightly browned. When bulgur is done cooking, gently mix in pecans and cranberries and serve.

Nutrition Facts

Per serving:
Calories: 186
Protein: 5 g
Total fat: 8 g
Saturated fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 189 mg
Dietary fiber: 6 g

This recipe was developed by Liz Friedrich, MPH, RD, LDN, a nutrition and health promotion consultant based in North Carolina.

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