A Culinary SuperFreekeh: Pereg Freekah With Vegetables
Posted on Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Freekeh is a young, green wheat that is roasted over an open flame. This gives the grain a delicate, smoky flavor and buoyant texture similar to bulgur. However, don't hear 'wheat' then take pause. Freekeh is a great source of calcium and is higher in fiber than quinoa and lower in fat than both quinoa and brown rice. Pereg offers up a packaged Freekeh with Vegetables that can be stovetop ready in about 25 minutes. This will definitely become a welcomed addition to my culinary closet as subtleties within texture and flavor are huge with a vegan or vegetarian diet. I paired my first freekeh tasting with a fresh homemade black bean chili topped with fresh pickled red onion, vibrant long green pepper, red onion & lime salsa and green plantains (tostones) fried up in grapeseed oil. The freekeh was a delicious base and had a great texture that paired quite nicely with its other fresh culinary plate-mates.
Pereg's Freekeh With Vegetables is available now at your better grocery stores and supermarkets like Fairway and Wholefoods. It will be available soon at their website Pereg-Gourmet.com
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