Cooking With Freekeh
The kids and I were excited to try out Freekeh (Original). If you’re not familiar with Freekeh, it’s a process which means “to rub” in Arabic. It’s an Artisanal hand roasted green wheat that came about by accident over 2,000 years ago. There are so many ways to prepare Freekeh with other dishes so we decided on two simply dishes.We weren’t sure as to what to expect, but we were definitely up for our newest food adventure. Our first dish was a warm hefty breakfast dish which can replace your normal bowl of oatmeal or grits.
- 1 8-ounce package cracked freekeh (approx 1 cup) (Original variety)
- 2 1/2 cups water (for richer flavor, try cooking in almond milk, or coconut milk)
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons Butter
- Strawberries cut in half
- Whip Topping
- Pour freekeh and liquid into a saucepan and bring to a boil for about 1 minute.
- Add vanilla extract, cinnamon and butter.
- Reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer for about 25 minutes.
Serve with fresh sliced strawberries fruit. Variation for kids add a dollop of whip topping.
Our second dish was for dinner. We paired the Original Freekeh with Steak & Broccoli. The dish was really simple and easy to prepare and best of all the kids loved the Freekeh.
Did you know that it has up to three times the fiber and protein found in brown rice, and fewer calories than quinoa and white rice. Freekeh is also a great choice to use in recipes you already enjoy, from salads, to soups, to main dishes—the cook times are comparable to brown rice!
Have you tried Freekeh before? What dishes have you prepared?
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