So I recently discovered freekeh. I think I’ve written about it before because it’s not the first time I’ve made it. I always call it freaky in my head. Even though it’s actually pronounced different. Anyways, it’s not like anyone will know if I don’t say it out loud and make a fool out of myself. Freekeh. Freaky. Same difference.
Freekeh is actually a green wheat that is harvested and then immediately roasted in fire without burning and then dried and thrashed. It’s kind of like bulger. And cooked just like rice. It’s got a different texture, but very good for you and I used it in this recipe much like I would rice.
Start by boiling the freekeh in water with a little bit of olive oil.
Cover and let cook for about 20-25 minutes.
Turn off burner and let sit for about 5-7 minutes. Fluff with a spoon or fork.
In a bowl, place freekeh, diced artichokes, diced sun dried tomatoes, diced roasted bell peppers, oregano, pepper and garlic powder. Mix to combine.
Scoop the gills out of the portobello mushrooms. Place upside down on a baking sheet.
Divide the filling into 4 portions and scoop into portobello mushrooms.
Top with feta cheese – if desired.
Bake in a 375 degree oven for about 25-30 minutes.
Serve and enjoy!
4 large portobello mushrooms
1 – 14 oz package freekeh
2 1/2 cups water
2 Tablespoons olive oil
4 oz artichoke hearts (chopped)
6 sun-dried tomatoes (chopped)
2 roasted red bell peppers (chopped)
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
4 oz feta cheese (optional)
In a medium pot, boil the freekeh in the water with the olive oil. Cover and cook for about 20-25 minutes. Turn off and remove from heat. Let sit for about 5-7 minutes and then fluff with a spoon or fork. In a medium bowl, combine freekeh, artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomatoes, roasted red peppers, oregano, garlic powder and black pepper. Mix until combined. Take portobello peppers and remove the gills. Place upside down on a baking sheet. Divide the filling into 4 portions and scoop into mushrooms. Top with feta cheese if desired. Bake in a 375 degree oven for about 25-30 minutes. Serve and enjoy!