This ancient grain, Freekeh, was just introduced to me. It is delicious! Tons of protein!! It is a combination of quinoa/rice in flavor and texture. I ordered it on Amazon and got a organic/non GMO type. We all loved this recipe!! It was a great side dish to my veggie burger.
1 c. uncooked freekeh
2 1/2 c. vegetable broth
1 small zucchini, quartered lengthwise and sliced (I also steamed mine. Try to do organic if possible)
1/4 c. chopped roasted pistachios
2 tbsp chopped parsley
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
salt and pepper to taste
Bring the freekeh and broth to a boil in a medium saucepan. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 20-25 minutes, until tender. Drain off any excess liquid if necessary. (I cooked mine for 20 min)
Transfer the freekeh to a large bowl and toss it with the zucchini, pistachios, and parsley. Stir in the olive oil and lemon juice and season with salt and pepper to taste.