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Close up photo for freekeh cooked in a plate

How to Cook Freekeh

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  • Author: Wafa Shami
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 3 1x
  • Category: Dinner/Lunch
  • Method: Stove
  • Cuisine: Palestinian/Middle Eastern
  • Diet: Vegan


This recipe is all about how to cook freekeh. Freekeh is a type of grain, that is versatile and used in many different dishes, such as stuffed chicken with freekeh or vegan dish mixed with vegetables or in a soup or, salad.


  • 1 cup dried freekeh
  • 1 cup boiled water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoons sea salt
  • tap water for soaking freekeh


  1. Place freekeh on a tray and clean from any debris.
  2. Soak freekeh in water for up to 15 minutes.
  3. Rinse freekeh from water, and in a saucepan, warm olive oil, add freekeh, and sauté for 1 minute.
  4. Add boiled water to freekeh, once boiling, cover and let it simmer for 15-20 minutes.