1. To cook freekeh, boil 2.5 cups of water (you can use water or a vegetable broth). Add 1 cup freekeh, stir, cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes. This will make 3 cups of freekeh – if you are not making more than 1 serving you can freeze for later meals.
2. In a bowl, top 1 cup of cooked freekeh with cabbage, red pepper, carrots, edamme, peanuts and smoked salmon.
3. For the peanut sauce - in a small bowl, whisk together peanut butter, hoisin, lime juice, sesame oil, water and ginger. Pour about 1 Tbsp over the top of your grain bowl.
If you have never tried freekeh – now is your chance with this easy recipe and I think you will fall in love! Freekeh is an ancient grain, in short it is wheat. It is harvested when it is young and then roasted. You are left with a firm, slightly chewy grain with a nutty and smoky flavour. The peanut sauce tastes great on top! 1 Tbsp will add about 60 calories, 3.5g fat, 5g of carbohydrate, 0.6g fibre, 2.5g protein and 112mg of sodium. Hope you enjoy!
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