If you are looking to lose weight but can’t live without carbs, freekeh may be a good one to try.
Freekeh has more protein than quinoa or rice. It is also low in fat and in carbs so perfect for a weight loss programme.
Add some chicken and vegetable and you’ll get a very filling and delicious meal. I love to marry it with broccoli and sprinkle with pomegranate to make it more fun. Here’s how I cook it.
(Serves 2 people)
Prep and cook time: 30 minutes
- Rinse the freekeh then add it to a pot with plenty of cold water. Cook it for 20-25 minutes over medium heat until tender.
- Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a non-sticky pan fry and add the chicken thighs for 3-4 minutes.
- Add broccoli, onions and soy sauce. Cook until the chicken is golden and the broccoli are tender.
- Serve the freekeh on a plate. Add the chicken, broccoli and onion. Sprinkle with pomegranate and enjoy!