For those of you who were like me and haven't heard of Freekeh before, it is a grain that has three times the fiber and protein of brown rice and fewer calories than quinoa and white rice. It is a super versatile grain that you can use in just about anything from salads to soups and stews and even alone as a side! It has a smoky flavor naturally and a nutty, chewy texture but it adds so much flavor to your dishes! It comes in three varieties, original, sage and rosemary, and Tamari.
I tried out the Original as well as the Rosemary Sage varieties. First I tried out the Rosemary Sage as a side dish to our meal.
It cooked in the same amount of time that it would have taken me to make our usual brown rice and I loved the variety of flavor and texture! It took a little longer to convince my family but I was sold right away!!
I used the website as a resource for more creative ways to use the Original variety. It had a lot of recipes that were easy to follow that showed me the best ways to use my Freekeh Foods! My favorite was the vegetarian stuffed peppers! I'm a huge fan of stuffed peppers anyways, and this was just so full of flavor!! I'm using the picture from the recipe because mine certainly wasn't as pretty....but it was still tasty!
I also used the recipe for the sweet potato stew which was awesome...I just omitted the kale (sorry kale lovers!). I am looking forward to trying out the Paella recipe...maybe for a party!
Overall I really liked this product and found it to be super versatile! You can order it right from the website for just under $15 a case (which holds 6 bags) coming out to just $.60 per serving! Score! Freekeh Foods can also be found in local grocery stores as well as special natural food stores.
And because teachers know that sharing is caring, I have something to share with the class!!! I am giving away a package to one lucky reader! Just enter below!!