Vacuum Insulated Food Jars Recipes

Bulgur Molto Buono

Bulgur not only adds texture, but also a nutty flavor to your dish. This hearty warm salad is packed with veggies and flavor. Cooking time is minimal as the food jar does most of it while you’re busy doing something else!

[For 12 oz. Zojirushi Stainless Steel Food Jars]
Ingredients (serves 1):

  • 1/8 small onion 
  • 2 asparagus stalks 
  • 2 cabbage leaves 
  • 1/4 cup tomato juice 
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth 
  • 1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning mix 
  • 1/8 tsp. salt 
  • 1/4 cup red bulgur  

[For 17 oz. Zojirushi Stainless Steel Food Jars]
Ingredients (serves 1):

  • 1/6 small onion 
  • 3 asparagus stalks 
  • 3 cabbage leaves 
  • 1/3 cup tomato juice 
  • 1/3 cup chicken broth 
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning mix 
  • 1/4 tsp. salt 
  • 1/3 cup red bulgur  

*This recipe was developed for Stainless Steel Food Jars SW-EAE35/50. Adjustments may be required for making this recipe in other Food Jar models.

*Please make sure not to overfill the food jar with ingredients, as ingredients will expand with cooking, and may cause the lid to burst.
Preheat the Zojirushi food jar by pouring boiling water (not included in the ingredients list). Close the lid and allow to preheat.
Mince onion. Trim ends of asparagus and cut into six pieces. Cut cabbage in 1 inch square pieces. 
Place tomato juice, chicken broth, onion, asparagus, cabbage, Italian seasoning mix, and salt in a sauce pan and bring to a boil over high heat.
Reduce heat to medium low and cook for two minutes.
Discard hot water from the food jar and add bulgur. 
Fill with ingredients from step 4 until 1 cm below the ridge. Close lid, allow ingredients to set for a minimum of 2 hours and up to 6 hours.

Mix well before eating. Enjoy!


Make sure to consume within 6 hours to prevent from spoiling.