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Freekeh is a cracked green wheat, that's fire roasted. It's delicious, with a kind of nutty flavor. Since it's packed with protein and fiber, it really is a “super-food.” Add dried California Figs and Walnuts, and your body will thank you!
4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil2 shallots, chopped1 1/2 cups freekeh1 3/4 cups vegetable stock2 teaspoon finely grated orange zest1/3 cup freshly squeezed orange juice1/2 teaspoon ground allspice1/2 cup dried figs, thinly slicedKosher salt and freshly ground black pepper3/4 cup walnuts, toasted and chopped1/2 cup flat leaf parsley, coarsely chopped as a garnish
Warm the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the shallots and cook, stirring, until soft, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the freekeh and stir to coat the freekeh with oil. Add the stock and 1 cup water. Add the orange zest, orange juice, allspice, figs, 1 teaspoon salt and pepper. Bring to a boil and reduce to low. Add half of the walnuts, cover, and cook for 15 minutes.Remove from the pan from the heat, place in a serving bowl and garnish with the fresh parsley and remaining walnuts.
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