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1 8-ounce (1 cup) package cracked freekeh,
original or tamari variety
2 1/2 cups water or vegetable broth
2-3 tablespoons toasted sesame seed oil
1 medium onion or spring onions diced
1-2 sweet peppers, julienne sliced
2-3 carrots, julienne sliced
1 1/2 cups broccoli, chopped
1 1/2 cups fresh sugar snap peas, whole
1 4-ounce can red curry paste
1 12-ounce can low-fat coconut milk
2-3 limes, juiced
1 tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce
4-6 cloves garlic, diced
Toppings: chopped peanuts or cashews and cilantro
are great to complete this dish
Step 1 - Freekeh
Pour 2 1/2 cups of water and the freekeh in a saucepan and bring to a boil, cooking for 1 minute. Reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer for about 25 minutes until the freekeh is tender.
Step 2 - Vegetable
While freekeh is cooking, in a separate skillet, heat up oil over medium to high heat. Careful not to burn the oil. Toss in all the vegetables and garlic and stir rapidly. Reduce temperature to medium and cook until the vegetables are slightly tender.
Step 3 - Sauce
In a separate small saucepan, pour in coconut milk and red curry paste and simmer on medium heat until the ingredients are blended together. In the skillet with the vegetables, add in all the spices and simmer a minute longer. Pour coconut curry mixture in with the vegetables and serve immediately over freekeh as you would a rice dish. Or blend the cooked freekeh right into the skillet.
Option 1 - You can add any type of vegetables to this recipe. Shredded cabbage and broccoli are great. They're part of the cruciferous family of vegetables and loaded with disease-fighting phytochemicals and vitamins, fiber and minerals.
Option 2 - Toss in diced tofu or browned tempeh right at the end of cooking and serve immediately. Tempeh is a fermented grain product that's high in fiber and protein, and it will add a nice nutty texture to this dish.
Recipe by Freekeh Foods, freekeh-foods.com
Number Servings: 4
Time to prepare: 35 mins
Recipe contributed by: BonnieOnOz
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