Freekeh (Basic Preparation)


Freekeh is a really interesting grain product that is basically young, roasted wheat.  It has a fairly amazing nutritional profile and is considered by some who like the term, “superfood”, to be one, with very high protein and fiber content.

Freekeh has a fairly unique flavor that’s a little hard to describe, but even so, it is very versatile and substitutes well in recipes where other similar grains are used (quinoa, bulgur, and even rice.)

This is the basic preparation, there will be many other recipes coming with other ways to prepare this grain.

Note: This preparation is for “cracked” freekeh, which I prefer due to it’s quick cooking time and less chewy texture. If you are using whole freekeh, the cook time is approximately double and the grain may not absorb all the water. This is ok though, you can just drain the extra water from the freekeh.

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Basic Freekeh Preparation
Servings Prep Time
2-4Servings 5Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
20Minutes 5Minutes
Servings Prep Time
2-4Servings 5Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
20Minutes 5Minutes
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Basic Freekeh Preparation
Servings Prep Time
2-4Servings 5Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
20Minutes 5Minutes
Servings Prep Time
2-4Servings 5Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
20Minutes 5Minutes
Ingredients
  • 1Cup Freekeh(Cracked)
  • 2.5Cups Water
  • .5Tablespoon Salt
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Instructions
  1. Rinse the freekeh well in a wire mesh strainer. Drain most of the water.
  2. Boil the water in a medium saucepan and add the freekeh.
  3. Cover the pot with a tight fitting lid and reduce the heat to low.
  4. Leave the freekeh on the heat for 20 minutes.
  5. After 20 minutes, remove the lid and fluff the freekeh with a fork. It's ready to eat.
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