Coconut Fried Bulgur Wheat


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Chicken & Shrimp Fried Bulgur

We raved all about the health benefits of bulgur wheat in this Bulgur jollof recipe we shared a while back. Bulgur is a lower calorie alternative to rice. it can also be enjoyed as a breakfast cereal.

This fried “rice” like recipe is a personal favorite of mine. it’s simple and tastes very much like fried rice at lower calories.

Fried Bulgur Wheat


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Serves: 6

  • 2 cups bulgur wheat
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 1 ยฝ cups shrimps
  • 4 chicken drumsticks (bones removed and cut)
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil (divided)
  • 2 cubes maggi
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon each curry and thyme powder (divided)
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper
  • 2 cups mixed vegetables (Carrot, peas, cabbage, sweetcorn)
  • 1 green pepper (Tatashe) โ€“ Chopped
  1. Season chicken with some salt, maggi and pepper. Set aside
  2. Place a large pot (with a good fitting lid) on medium heat; add 1 part each of oil, curry, thyme, 1 cube maggi, and 1 teaspoon of salt. Stir. Add in coconut milk & 1 cup water. Cover the pot, increase heat to high and bring the mixture to a boil.
  3. Reduce the heat to medium and add in the bulgur and stir. Cover the pot tightly and leave the rice to cook for 15 minutes. Set aside to cool
  4. Place another large pot on medium heat, add in the left over oil and heat slightly. Add in chicken and cook on all sides (about 5 minutes). Add all left over ingredients and cook for 2 minutes.
  5. Add in the precooked bulgur wheat, stir to combine. Taste and adjust for seasoning as needed.
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  7. Serve with vegetables and plantain
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By |July 14th, 2015|18 Comments


  1. Gloria September 28, 2017 at 9:15 pm - Reply

    The instructions state that curry should be added with the other spices but it isn’t listed in the ingredients. Should we add it and how much?

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie September 30, 2017 at 11:48 pm - Reply

      teaspoon each curry and thyme – divided.

  2. Chioma May 1, 2016 at 5:33 am - Reply

    I tried this receipe today with loads of veggies ..added crunchy green pepperonis and onions was really good!!! The kids loved it ..also this was my first time deboning chicken drumsticks..and it’s soo tastier than the chicken breast which I normally use for stir fry recipes.
    BTW I tried to get into the LIN facebook grp..N my request is still pending

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie May 4, 2016 at 8:45 pm - Reply

      awesome!! your request should already be accepted.

  3. Eunice April 21, 2016 at 7:28 am - Reply

    Please can you answer the question of were to get bulgur wheat

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie April 24, 2016 at 8:48 pm - Reply

      So Fresh, Fig Health Store, Farm City, shop rite or online through konga

  4. Titilola January 5, 2016 at 7:15 am - Reply

    where do i get bulgur wheat in lagos. also is d chicken precooked before its fried in oil?

  5. Fidelia August 22, 2015 at 4:07 pm - Reply

    Hi, this looks yummy, will surely try it. Just to confirm if the chicken will cook with just the 5 and 2mins stir fry. Am thinking of boiling it first to ensure its well cooked. What do you think.

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie August 23, 2015 at 9:02 pm - Reply

      The chicken will cook very fast since it’s in very small pieces. You do not have to boil it.

  6. Estti E. July 22, 2015 at 9:13 pm - Reply

    YUm! I’m going to try this ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Jennifer Oyewole July 22, 2015 at 5:14 pm - Reply

    Hi, I’m Jennifer this is my first time commenting on your page, but I have tried recipes from here and loved them all . I absolutely love your blog. I made this and it is so delicious it’s hard to believe that it is healthy . Thanks for sharing.

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie July 26, 2015 at 7:27 am - Reply

      awww thank you for the feedback

      • Jennifer July 28, 2015 at 5:08 pm - Reply

        You are welcome.

  8. helen July 15, 2015 at 1:55 am - Reply

    pls what is bulgur wheat and how can one get? thanks. Ur recipes r awesomely inspiring. Thank u & God bless u real good

  9. Modupe July 14, 2015 at 6:52 pm - Reply

    Thanks very much for this bulgur recipes. I always wonder what to do with this Bulgur thing Now I can wean myself from too much rice carb

  10. Chinasa July 14, 2015 at 8:09 am - Reply

    Wow, this looks amazing. Thanks for sharing!

  11. Chidimma Kiri July 14, 2015 at 7:42 am - Reply

    Hello, am Chidimma I must say I love ur food blog.Where can I get bulgur wheat in port Harcourt?

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