Freekeh is an authentic Iraqi recipe with origins in thirteenth-era cuisine. It is made with green wheat grains, harvested, and then sun-dried.
Things to know about Freekeh Recipe
This wheat pilaf is an original Ancient recipe. It was even found in a thirteenth-century Baghdadi cookbook. In the medieval era, people used to eat it as we eat rice today it was a sort of staple dish.
We use half-ripe wheat. When the wheat kernel is still green, it is harvested and sun-dried. It is washed and drained and cooked with meat. Green wheat is highly nutritious and is considered a superfood.
This dish is still popular in Iraq. For more flavor, traditionally it is served with a roasted whole chicken that is placed on top of rice on a platter. You can substitute chicken with pigeon or lamb too.
Delicious Iraqi Traditional Green Wheat Pilaf. Authentic Recipe of Freekeh.
— General Atributes of This Recipe:
— ADAPT THE SERVINGS OR PORTIONS BY ENTERING YOUR DESIRED VALUE —
- 2 tbsp Oil
- 1½ pcs Onion Chopped
- 300 grams (10.58 oz) Meat Fillet Chopped
- 1 cup Water Boiled
- 2 cups Green Wheat
- 1½ tsp Salt
- Take a pan and heat oil in it.
- Add onion and meat and sauté until golden brown.
- Then add water. Let it cook with the lid on for 20 minutes on low heat.
- Then add washed and drained wheat. Mix it well.
- Add more water, enough to submerge the mixture.
- Again cover the pot, reduce heat and cook for 30–40minutes.
- Stir occasionally.
- Pilaf will be ready.
— Specific Atributes of This Recipe:
What to serve with Freekeh?
Serve with salad or roasted chicken.
Variations of Freekeh
You can substitute chicken with pigeon or lamb.
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