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Cracked Wheat or Bulgur Wheat with Leek and Lima Beans

This Cracked Wheat or Bulgur Wheat with Leek and Lima Beans recipe is cooked in chicken stock, then loaded with fresh spices and vegetables! This is the ideal healthy side dish to any meal!
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Recipe Index
Cuisine Caribbean
Servings 4
Calories 454 kcal


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic chopped
  • 1 small to medium sized leek cleaned and chopped finely
  • 1 small onion sliced finely
  • 1 tablespoon herbes de provence
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 cup lima beans thawed
  • 3-4 cups vegetable stock or chicken stock
  • 2 cups cracked bulgur wheat ble, cleaned and washed
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • One whole hot pepper optional


  • In a heavy bottom pot, heat oil. Add garlic, leek and onion. Add herbes de provence and cumin powder. Stir to mix and let cook for about 1 - 2 minutes
  • Add lima beans and mix well. Add stock and bring to a boil.
  • Add bulgur wheat to boiling liquid and slowly stir to mix. Do not over mix. Add salt and pepper to taste and additional seasoning and hot pepper if necessary.
  • When water has evaporated,
  • reduce heat to low, cover and continue to cook for about 20 - 30 minutes or until cooked. Remove hot pepper before serving.
  • Serve hot.
    bulgur wheat


Serving: 4gramsCalories: 454kcalCarbohydrates: 77gProtein: 18gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 279mgFiber: 17gSugar: 7g
Keyword Bulgur Wheat, Healthy Grains
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