Freekeh with mushrooms

Freekeh with Mushrooms

Freekeh with mushrooms

Freekeh (free kah) is roasted young green wheat. It has a higher nutritive value than rice and contains more protein, fiber, calcium, iron and zinc than mature wheat. It is low in fat, has high fiber content and low glycemic index which leaves you feeling fuller for a long timeā€¦..perfect to aid in weight loss.

1 cup freekeh
1 cup chopped mushroom
1 small onion chopped
1 tbsp chopped garlic
1 cube chicken tastemaker
2 cups hot water
2 tbsp oil

Wash freekeh thoroughly until water runs clear. The first time you add water, few dry freekeh crumbs and very roasted black pieces will float on top. Discard them along with the water.
Soak in water for 10 mins.
Heat oil in a pan and add garlic, Saute it for a min and add onions.
When onions turn translucent, add mushrooms and saute till water evaporates.
Add hot water, freekeh, and tastemaker and stir well.
Cover and cook on slow flame till all water evaporate and freekeh is cooked.
Fluff with a fork and serve with salad and any side dish.