Replacing quinoa with bulgur: The bulgur used in traditional taboulleh is the #1 grade, or the fine grade. To prepare the bulgur, simply soak 2 cups of bulgur in 2 cups of hot water for 10-12 minutes, or until it softens. If the bulgur absorbs all of the water before the time is up, add a little bit more hot water. You want the bulgur to be covered with water for the entire soaking time. If there is any excess water, you can squeeze it out of the bulgur with your hands. Then add it into the salad like you would do with the quinoa, in step 4.