Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 35 mins

From Greenwheat Freekah

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup raw green wheat (Freekah; cracked grain or wholegrain)
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 150 g loin lamb, 1 cm cubes
  • 1 12 teaspoons harissa
  • 1 12 liters chicken stock
  • 2 cups baby spinach leaves, tightly packed
  • 12 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 lemon, juice of
  • 1 tomatoes, diced
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Saute onions and lamb in the oil until golden brown.
  2. Add harissa.
  3. Add freekah and coat the grains well.
  4. Slowly add the chicken stock and simmer until the grains are tender[about 20 min].
  5. When ready to serve add the tomato, lemon juice, spinach, cilantro and seasonings.
  6. Simmer for 5 minutes and serve.
  7. Garnish with fresh coriander.
Most Helpful

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Missy Wombat, I was going to post this recipe too! It is just SO delicious. I actually add 2 tspns harissa (Garnisha brand), more lamb (around 250 gms) and I find the Freekah takes longer to cook than the recipe specifies - around 40 to 50 minutes. I have a pot bubbling on the stove this minute. It is also OK to use a tougher cut of lamb and simmer it longer before adding the Freekah. Great recipe!