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Old 05-15-2015, 09:47 AM   #1
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ISO Freekah recipes

I am sooooo tired of basmati rice, quinoa, and couscous sides for the recipes I am test driving. I picked up some Freekah the other day because it cooks in 20 minutes. I haven't tested it, yet. Maybe I will to go with the quail breasts...anyone have advice on how to prepare it--is it better if you rinse it/soak it/toast it?
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Old 05-15-2015, 01:39 PM   #2
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Never even heard of it CWS.

I must admit I misread the title as "ISO Freakish Recipes".....
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Old 05-15-2015, 01:46 PM   #3
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ISO Freekah recipes

Me too. It could be pronounced super "freek-kay" like the song. OK, I am of absolutely no help.
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Old 05-15-2015, 01:47 PM   #4
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I had to look this up. It appears to be an ancient process. I wonder if it has a smokey scent or flavor?

I wonder if the middle eastern market here carries it.

Pretty soon you can offer tabbouleh as a side in your dinners.
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Old 05-15-2015, 03:30 PM   #5
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This salad recipe says to fry it in oil before boiling it.

Freekeh salad recipe
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Old 05-15-2015, 04:58 PM   #6
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I just add a little of it to the rice steamer.
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Old 05-15-2015, 11:28 PM   #7
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You could try farro as a side, but it takes about 45 minutes to cook. I recently used it in a soup, but Himself and I each nibbled a few spoonfuls of it plain. It's a little chewy, not hard so it would break a tooth, light nutty flavor, and was a nice addition in the soup. I've seen recipes using farro in salads, but I could see using it as a side. A few days back I made a rice blend, adding toasted almonds and Halo tangerine pieces to our portions as I plated it. Farro would adapt well to that treatment, too.

Now I'll have to look closer at the Freekeh in my store. Slowly, I'm working my way through ancient grains.
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Have a look at Ottolenghi's website , he has lots of ideas for freekeh, just do a search

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Old 05-16-2015, 07:46 AM   #9
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It takes a long time to cook and will always be slightly firm and chewy unless you cook it to mush, think something like instant oatmeal or instant grits. Even using the pressure cooker it took a while to get it soft enough for Craig. He wasn't thrilled with it, but to be fair he never much liked any of the whole grains I've tried to introduce. I thought it was okay, probably not something I'd want to eat all the time. It's got kind of a nutty flavor. I saved several recipes I want to try on my tablet, as well as the ones we have tried, which is charging right now so later I'll look on there and post where I found them. I think I posted on DC about us trying it. Will look after I post this and see if I can find the link(s).

Here's one. I really did like this soup.
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and here's the other. I liked this too.
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Old 05-18-2015, 09:46 PM   #10
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I have no freekah clue. Sorry could not help myself. Never ever even heard about. And just recently read a whole article about ancient and new grains.
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