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This was an easy dish to make instead of the usual rice side for dinner. I basically added a few of the veggies I had in the fridge, nutritious, tasty and low GI.

Freekah

Ingredients: makes enough for 4 side meals

  • 1 1/2 cups of freekeh
  • 3 fronds of kale
  • 1 sliced red onion
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • 1 cup mushrooms sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped sun dried tomatoes
  • oil for frying

Fry up all the add on ingredients till cooked.

Fry up all the add on ingredients till cooked.

Takes 25 mins to cook the Freekeh

Takes 25 mins to cook the Freekeh

  1. Pre-cook the freekeh by adding boiling water (need a ratio of 1/2 cup grain to 2 cups of water).  boil then simmer for 25 minutes
  2. Fry up onion and garlic till soft
  3. Add the mushrooms and kale and fry for a further 2 mintues or until cooked
  4. Stir in the sun-dried tomatoes and fry till warmed through
  5. Add the freekeh and mix thoroughly
  6. Can be served warm or cold

 

Freekeh is a whole green grain which on the packet boasts it is an ancient super food.  It is easy to cook and tastes like a cross between rice and pearl barley.  What I like about Freekah is you can make a batch a head of time and then make different dishes including lunch salads and mains depending on what you decide to add to it.

 

 

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