Freekeh Pilaf

1 onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
3 teaspoons olive oil
1 cup Freekehlicious freekeh or bulgur
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1 cup water or stock
1 handful each fresh mint, parsley and cilantro, roughly chopped
2 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted

4 Servings

Prep Time : 10 min
Cook Time : 25 min
Ready Time : 35 min
Place the onions and garlic in the oil in a heavy large pot. Saute on medium heat stirring occasionally for 15-20 minutes.

Soak the freekeh in cold water for 5 minutes. Drain and rinse well.

Add the freekeh to the pot and then add the cinnamon and allspice and salt and pepper. Add the water and adjust salt to taste. Bring to a boil, the cover and reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove pan from heat and let it sit covered for 5 minutes. Remove lid, fluff with fork and place in a serving bowl.

Add the herbs and mix well. Top with pine nuts.

Servings Per Recipe: 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories: 200
Total Fat: 7g
Sodium: 16mg
Total Carbs: 31g
Dietary Fiber: 8g
Protein: 6g

Tamar Genger MA, RD, Executive Editor of Joy of Kosher, the world’s largest Jewish food community online.