Field Grains

The Farmer's favourite grain with red onion, garlic and pine nuts

 Serves 4

10 Mins Prep

50 Mins Cooking

 Forkin’ Easy


1 tbsp. Extra-virgin Olive Oil
1 Red Onion (roughly chopped)
1 Cup Pine Nuts
1 Cup Cracked Freekeh
1 Clove Garlic, Pressed or Minced
½ tsp. Salt
¼ tsp. Cumin
2-3 Vegetable Stock / Water
½ Lemon
1 Bunch Fresh Coriander
Handful of Mint


  1. Warm 1 tbsp. olive oil in a heavy-bottomed saucepan.
  2. Add the red onion then pine nuts and cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the freekeh and sauté for 2 minutes, then add the garlic, cumin and salt, and sauté for 1 more minute. Add vegetable broth, raise the heat and bring the mixture a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover and cook, stirring occasionally and reducing heat as necessary to maintain a gentle simmer, until freekeh is tender to the bite, 30-40 minutes.
  4. Drain off any excess liquid, cover and set aside for 5 minutes.
  5. Fluff with a fork and season with salt, pepper and juice of ½ a lemon to taste. Add fresh herbs (mint & coriander).