Freekeh is a green grain made from young durum wheat which is roasted or smoked then polished to remove the shells. The grain is then cracked to varying degrees of coarseness.

How to prepare Freekeh
For cracked freekeh, use one part freekeh to three parts liquid.  Rinse before adding to boiling salted water or stock. Return to the boil, cover and simmer for 15-20 mins or until tender. Wholegrain freekeh needs more water and a longer cooking time, 35-45 mins or until tender.

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