Freekeh is green roasted wheat which is processed by farmers in the field. It’s produced by harvesting the wheat early when it’s still green. Afterwards it’s roasted in open fires in the field, cleaned from the husk, dried and then crushed. The wheat for the freekeh comes from small farmers in the Jenin area who depend solely on farming to make a living.
Basic Freekeh Cooking Instructions: Rinse freekeh before cooking. Use 1 cup grain to 2 cups water or broth. Add a splash of olive oil and salt to taste. Bring the cooking liquid and freekeh to a boil, then turn down the heat and simmer for about 35–40 minutes. Check for texture. If you like it softer, cook a little longer.