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Freekeh Pilaf

Recipes Ingredients

  • 2 cups Ziyad Brand Freekeh (Picked over, rinsed a few times and drained. )
  • 3 cups Chicken stock (Or water)
  • 2 tbsp Sultan Brand Olive Oil Salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ tsp Ziyad Brand Allspice
  • ¼ tsp Ziyad Brand Cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp Ziyad Brand Cardamom
  • A few grates of fresh nutmeg
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • ¼ cup Ziyad Brand Almonds (Or pine nuts)


Step 1

In a heavy pot heat the oil. Add the cleaned freekeh, spices, bay leaf, and toss to combine.

Step 2

Add the stock or water and bring the mixture to boil adjusting the seasoning. Reduce the heat to simmer and cook for 35-40 minutes until all the liquid has absorbed and the freekeh is cooked through.

Step 3

The freekeh shouldn’t be crunchy but it needs to hold its shape, it’s naturally chewy and al Dante. Fluff with a fork and it’s ready to serve.

Step 4

Serving suggestions: Top with roasted nuts. Serve with Dana Plain Yogurt and roasted chicken.