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Freekeh recipes and suggestions

Bought some freekeh at Costco and wondering what to do with it. So far have made a fabulous epicurious recipe with chicken, lentil, kale freekeh dish, and also a tabooli with freekeh instead of bulgar. Both very good but now what? Anyone else cook with if freekeh and are there any tips or tricks?

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  1. I noticed it at Costco. Didn't want to buy until I knew what to do with it: http://www.chow.com/search?q=freekeh&...

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    1. re: greygarious

      Boil it up, drain and chill. Add any combination of vegetables, like you would a rice salad and add some dressing and chill. It is supposed to have some anti-inflammatory qualities for the digestive system. It can also be eaten hot in the morning like porridge. I would think it could be added to soups as well.

      1. re: Ruthie789

        It actually kinda reminds me of steel cut oats - slightly nutty and the way I prepared it yielded a similar texture.

    2. I like this mujadara dish and just substitute freekah for the rice. So delicious and quick once everything is prepped.

      http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/19/din...

      1. We love Freekeh. Here are two recipes that I've tried recently and were really delicious:

        First, a nice pilaf with ground lamb. Tastes somewhat similar to Kibbeh:
        http://www.tasteofbeirut.com/2012/12/...

        These Kofte were also delicious and easy to make:
        http://herbivoracious.com/2011/10/pom...

        1. I picked up a bag and after using felt like it was not much different from coarse bulgar wheat which is way less expensive

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          1. re: scubadoo97

            Hi scuba
            I think the freekeh has a fresher taste than bulgar, buy the main advantage of freekeh is lower gluten and higher protein than regular bulgar.

            1. re: the_beezelet

              Thanks, I'll have to try them side by side. Gluten has never be an issue for me but understand if there are issues

            2. re: scubadoo97

              it's got high protein + high fiber, so it's great for a low carb diet that diabetics need.

            3. Thanks for the suggestions. The kofte look amazing so will definitely give them a try, and the mujadara also looks tasty for a quick weeknight meal.
              Anyone else?