Slow-cooker Lebanese freekeh recipe | LEBANESE RECIPES

Slow-cooker Lebanese freekeh

0:05 Prep | 1:45 Cook | 6 Servings  | Capable cooks

Freekeh is a variety of green wheat. Low GI, low carb and high in fibre, it’s a great ingredient to use to help manage diabetes but is delicious too so anyone will enjoy it.

INGREDIENTS

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 brown onion, finely chopped
1 cup wholegrain uncracked freekeh, rinsed, drained well (see note)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons currants
3 cups Massel vegetable liquid stock
1 bunch English spinach
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted

METHOD

Step 1 Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add onion. Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until softened.


Step 2 Transfer onion to slow cooker. Add freekeh, cinnamon, currants and stock. Cover. Cook on high for 1 hour 45 minutes or until tender and most of the stock has been absorbed.

Step 3 Stir in spinach and lemon juice. Stand for 30 seconds or until spinach has wilted. Season with salt and pepper. Serve sprinkled with pine nuts.

NOTES

Find uncracked freekeh at health food stores.

Author: Lucy Nunes Image credit: Guy Bailey Publication: Super Food Ideas

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