Freekah not only offers new flavours but also has great health benefits such as:
- Freekah has at least 4 times more fibre than brown rice
- It has a low GI to help prevent diabetes and provide a slow released energy
- It has a high protein, calcium, zinc and iron content
- It is low in carbohydrates
- Low in fat
Not only is is it good for you but it is also delicious. It has a toasted nutty flavour to it that really adds an extra depth of flavour to a dish.
I was recently sent some spices from The Spice Kitchen to try. As freekah is often used in North African cuisine I knew that the ras el hanout that they sent would go perfectly. Keep an eye out for a post all about the Spice Kitchen soon!
This week I am sharing my Mushroom and Broccoli Freekah recipe. This is a dish that will become a firm favourite. I can see me using freekah more often to replace rice.
This is what I did...