Tomato Freekeh

Tomato Freekeh

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"Freekeh is fire-roasted baby wheat. It can be found in international or Middle Eastern stores. It can be used to replace rice. It has a very distinctive flavor. Any veggies or spices can be added to this recipe. This freekeh recipe will have a thick tomato saucy consistency. It has a slight kick, too."
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1 h 25 m servings 160 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 160 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 3.8 g
  • 6%
  • Carbs:
  • 27.4g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 5.5 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 415 mg
  • 17%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. Rinse and drain freekeh. Place freekeh in a bowl with enough water to cover; soak for 10 minutes. Drain.
  2. Stir vegetable broth, water, and olive oil together in a large pot; bring to a boil. Stir freekeh, tomato paste, paprika, cumin, turmeric, salt, and black pepper into vegetable broth mixture; bring mixture to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer freekeh mixture, stirring occasionally, until most of the liquid is absorbed, about 1 hour. Remove freekeh from heat and let rest for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork.


  • Cook's Note:
  • More liquid may be added to obtain desired tenderness. You may need to stir more frequently towards the end of cooking. I like to cook it until the sauce is thick and freekeh is tender.


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First of all, I just got a massive bag of freekeh and was pretty dismayed to find out that out of the thousands of allrecipes there is the word freekeh! :/ So thank you ...

This was really good. I'm not a super health nut but am gradually trying to become one and so I pleasantly surprised that I liked this so well. It will be a regular at my house.

Made this today. A delicious flavor powerhouse. Love it!

This recipe was great! It was my first time making freekeh. It smelled smoky and delicious and we enjoyed it with a dash of Chipotle Tabasco!

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