Savoury Freekeh with Prunes and Apricots

March 22, 2016 1 comment


2 cups cooked Freekeh (cracked grain or wholegrain)
5 tbsp olive oil
2 cloves garlic, crushed or chopped
1 onion, diced
1/2 cup pine nuts
3 cardamon pods 1 cinnamon stick
5 whole cloves
3 tblsp ground coriander seed
1/2 cup dried apricots
1/2 cup chopped prunes
5 cups (1250ml) chicken or vegetable stock (or water)
salt and pepper


(Serves 4-6)

  1. Heat oil in a heavy pot. Fry onion, garlic and pine nuts until very lightly golden. Add cardamon pods, cinnamon stick, cloves and coriander.
  2. Fry gently for a further 2 minutes. Add Freekeh , stock/water, apricots and prunes.
  3. Bring to the boil. Cover with a tight fitting lid and simmer on a low heat for 20-25 minutes until Freekeh is tender.
  4. Season with salt and pepper according to taste. Serve hot to accompany fish, lamb or poultry dishes. Great also as a stuffing for chicken and turkey.

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