Roasted Green Wheat

Freekeh is a roasted green wheat with a nutty and smokey flavor that can be served in most of the same dishes as rice. You can omit all of the nuts and apricot in this recipe and eat it plainly or use it in a broth soup similar to how you would cook rice, barley, or noodles.


Makes 8 servings
  • Freekeh
    • 2 cups
  • Olive oil
    • 1 tablespoon
  • Dried apricots
    • 1/4 cup
  • Pine nuts
    • 1/8 cup
  • Slivered almonds
    • 1/8 cup
  • Shelled pistachios
    • 1/8 cup
  • Water
    • 4 cups
  • Salt
    • 2 teaspoons


  1. Wash the freekeh in a colander until the water runs clear and set aside to drain.
  2. Add the olive oil in a small pot on medium heat.
  3. Add the freekeh and salt and sauté for a couple of minutes to accentuate the smokey flavor.
  4. Add the water cover the pot, and let it simmer on low heat until all of the water is absorbed. This should take about 20 minutes. About 10 minutes in, add the dried apricots.
  5. While the grain is cooking, brown the nuts in a small pan.
  6. When the freekeh is done cooking, mix in the nuts.