Trigo con Leche Recipe (Bulgur Pudding): may be served as a breakfast dish, or a light dinner dish. It all depends on how much sugar you add.

Trigo con Leche Recipe (Bulgur Pudding)

Trigo con Leche Recipe (Bulgur Pudding) can be served as a breakfast dish, or a light dinner dish. It all depends on how much sugar you add.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Dominican
Keyword bulgur, dulce, traditional, trigo
Prep Time 2 hours 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 35 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 472kcal
Author Clara Gonzalez


  • 2 cups bulgur [Amazon affiliate link]
  • 7 cups water (more may be needed)
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 4 cups evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon clove powder
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • A pinch of lime or orange zest
  • 1 cup sugar (or to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg


  • Soak the bulgur in 6 cups of water for at least two hours (you can leave it overnight in the fridge).
  • Place the bulgur, water from soaking, and cinnamon in a heavy pot and boil over medium heat for 5 minutes (add an extra cup of water if it looks like it might need it.)
  • Add milk, clove powder, raisins, salt, lime peels.
  • Cook over low heat until it acquires a pudding-like consistency (10 mins approx), stirring frequently to prevent it from burning. Add sugar to taste.
  • Serve warm if you are using it as a breakfast dish or serve in individual bowls and chill to serve as dessert. Sprinkle with nutmeg before serving.



Add less sugar for a main breakfast or dinner dish, more sugar to serve as dessert.
If you are a vegan, you could use milk substitute of your choice. I have used soy milk with great results.
If you are on a no-sugar diet substitute sugar for sweetener of your choice. Add sweetener after you have removed it from the heat.


Calories: 472kcal | Carbohydrates: 97g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 405mg | Potassium: 301mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 51g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 89mg | Iron: 1.7mg