2 cups Freekeh
1 tsp. salt
1 tbs. olive oil (optional)
Boil 4 cups of water and place in a microwave safe bowl along with Freekeh, salt and olive oil (optional). Cover and cook on high for 10-15 minutes if cooking cracked grain, 30-35 minutes for whole grain. Remove from microwave and allow to stand for 5 minutes, covered, while grains swell and soften further.
Place 5 cups cold water, 2 cups Freekeh TM, 1 tsp. salt, and 1 tbs. olive oil (optional) in a large saucepan. Bring to boil, stirring occasionally. Cover the saucepan with a tightly fitting lid. Lower heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes if cooking cracked grain, and 40-45 minutes for whole grain. Ensure all water is absorbed and grains are tender before serving.
For variety, try adding a chicken stock cube to the water when boiling. Or combine cooked Freekeh TM with sautéed mushrooms and spring onions. Or use cooked Freekeh TM instead of rice in fried rice. The possibilities are endless!