Cracked Freekeh is a 100% natural grain that's harvested while still soft, young, green and at the peak of their nutrition. They are then naturally roasted, which provides a unique smoky aroma and a nutty, toasted taste. Its like a smoky cousin to bulgur wheat and a cross between brown rice and barley. This Freekeh has been cracked to reduce cooking time. An ancient food from 2300 BC, this Eastern Mediterranean protein-enriched superfood is high in fiber (up to four times the fiber of brown rice), high in iron and promotes digestive health. Freekeh is native of Lebanon, Jordan, Syria and Egypt. No additives or preservatives are used.
Use Cracked Freekeh instead of rice, pasta or farro. Make hearty and healthful soups and stews, add amazing undertones to risotto and pilafs, add texture to stir-frys and create fabulous chilled salads. For a creative side dish, toss chilled Freekeh with fresh greens and dried fruit. For added flavor, use chicken stock when boiling. Used as a substitute for oatmeal.
Bring 2 cups of salted water to a boil, and add 1 cup of Cracked Freekeh. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes. Drain any excess water. Yields 3 cups cooked.