Freekeh Pilaf

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Smoky green wheat freekeh has a very earthy, robust flavor that's delicious when combined with fresh herbs, as in this dish.

Nutritional info
per serving

Calories 395
Fat 11g
Saturated fat 1g
Carbohydrates 61g
Sodium 1,365mg
Fiber 14g
Protein 16g
Cholesterol 0mg

Freekeh Pilaf

6 cups
Servings
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Ingredients

  • 3 TB. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large white onion, chopped
  • 2 cups crimini mushrooms, rinsed and sliced
  • 2 TB. minced garlic
  • 1[1/2] tsp. salt
  • 1 TB. ground coriander
  • 1 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 2 cups freekeh wheat
  • 6 cups vegetable or chicken broth
  • 3 cups fresh baby spinach, coarsely chopped
  • 2 TB. fresh thyme
  • 2 TB. fresh Italian parsley, chopped

Directions

In a large, 3-quart pot over medium heat, heat extra-virgin olive oil. Add white onion, and cook for 5 minutes.

Add crimini mushrooms, garlic, and salt, and cook for 5 minutes.

Add coriander, black pepper, paprika, and freekeh, and cook for 2 minutes.

Stir in vegetable broth, cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 40 minutes.

Uncover, and stir in spinach, thyme, and Italian parsley. Cover and cook for 15 minutes. Remove from heat, fluff with a fork, cover, and let stand for 15 minutes. Serve warm.

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