Classic Freekeh

By shahdan • April 5, 2017

4 servings
30 min
Classic Freekeh

If you find yourself cooking rice daily, you may want to try cooking freekeh instead. It is filling, full of nutritional benefits, and simply delicious. It will be the star of your every meal.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil - زيت زيتون
  • 1 medium onion (minced) - بصلة
  • 2 cup freekeh - فريك
  • 3 1/3 cup vegetable stock (OR chicken stock) - مرقة خضار
  • salt and pepper (to taste) - ملح و فلفل
  • 6 leaves mint (OPTIONAL for garnish) - نعناع
  • 1 tablespoon pine nuts (toasted - OPTIONAL for garnish) - صنوبر

Step by step

  1. In a medium pot, sauté minced onions in olive oil until soft. Heat stock in another pot.
  2. Wash freekeh with runny water. Then add it to the onion, give it a quick stir and pour hot stock over the freekeh.
  3. Give it another quick stir, cover, and lower heat to a minimum. Leave to cook like rice for 20-25 minutes until freekeh is soft and stock is absorbed. Fluff it with a fork, add salt and pepper (if needed) and serve immediately.
  4. Optional: Garnish with toasted nuts and fresh mint leaves.


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