April 23, 2024

Easy Freekeh

Freekeh is roasted green Durum wheat, traditional in the Middle East and Northeastern Africa. In addition to its high fiber content, freekeh is a good source of protein and magnesium. Freekeh has a smoky flavor and pleasant chewy texture, which is delicious in  salads and other dishes.



  1. Combine the freekeh and water (or broth) in a large pot. Bring to a boil, and then reduce to a simmer.
  2. Cover and cook for 10 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and let stand, covered, for 5 minutes.
  4. Drain the excess moisture from the pot, and then fluff with a fork.

*Cooking time may vary depending on the stove top and the conditions in the kitchen. Elevation and humidity effect cooking times.

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