Get Your Freekeh On!
Freekah is made from young, green wheat that is sun dried and then roasted, mashed and dried again. It’s a popular ingredient in meat dishes in the Middle East and in Africa, while in the US you will mostly find it in cereals. It’s got a nutty, crunchy texture and taste, making it perfect for a side dish.
Freekah has a low glycemic index and a good dose of fiber, protein, potassium, magnesium, iron, zinc and selenium per serving. It also has very little fat content, making it a nutritious and filling, but lower calorie grain carbohydrate- perfect for weight loss. Check out www.freekeh-foods.com to find a store near you selling this flavorful side dish.
Consider topping the dish with ground walnuts!!