Get Your "Freekeh" On

Freekeh is an ancient food, a superfood. It is a roasted and smoked*** green grain (typically wheat), either whole or cracked; and very high in fiber, protein, and minerals. It's prebiotic and low in carbohydrates.

***Roasted and smoked, that's the big deal. While cooking for the first time it smelled like a steeping pot of Lapsang Souchong tea. Mas Sabor.  

It cooks somewhere around the procedure for rice. But, a native of the Middle East told us she soaks the grains overnight. Online recipes vary on water/grain ratios and cooking times. You are on you own to get the exact amounts/times.

Cooking hint: One cup soaked cracked grain, 5 cups water, pinch of salt. Bring to boil, lower heat to medium-low, cook covered 45 minutes. Add water if necessary. Remove from heat let stand 10 minutes, fluff.

Three pretty obvious recipe ideas come to mind: straight cooked grain, a pilaf with other mix-ins, a grain/vegetable salad. The video even suggests for breakfast.

Here's one that looks good. Link to photo credit and recipe . . . click this

Freekeh w hazelnuts

Below is a piece covering the whole subject.

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