Its the turn of freekeh! It’s been so long since I’ve had this lovely little Arabic grain. Loaded with fiber and protein and yes I can’t get stop singing missy Elliott’s song “get ya freak (substituted with freekeh) on and now you’re singing it aren’t you!
I added one cup of freekeh to a pot with along with 2 cups of water and threw in the following veg- coourgette, carrot, pistachios, chick peas, a handful of dates and a sprinkling of dried rose leaves. My neighbour handed me a rose over the wall last week and told me to make jewelled rice (rose petals added to rice along with other goodies) so I thought I’m sure it would work well in freekeh too. The aroma just penetrated the grains, so beautiful.
I also added spices Nutmeg Garlic Mint All spice Turmeric Chilli flakes And let it do it’s thing for 20 min or so. I served it up in a red cabbage leaf for no reason other than I think it looks pretty and isn’t it fun to eat your bowl! One of my favourite dishes of the last few weeks.
Simple and delicious