Fire-Roasted Wheat with Lamb (or Beef)

Freekeh ma Lahm (free-keh ma lah-him)


Preparation info

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    • Difficulty


Appears in

Classic Lebanese Cuisine: 170 Fresh And Healthy Mediterranean Favorites

Classic Lebanese Cuisine

By Kamal Al-Faqih

Published 2009

  • About

Freekeh is green fire-roasted coarse-grained wheat. It is harvested while young so it retains more protein and vitamins than most other grains. Fire-roasting gives it a rich, smoky flavor. It is delicious with lamb, beef, chicken, or vegetarian style, and it is a great alternative to rice, pasta, or potatoes.


Specialty Ingredients

  • Freekeh, found at specialty markets or online.


Prepare Ahead

You can prepare this dish up to 2 days in advance. The rich broth continues to tenderize the meat while enhancing the flavor.