Freekeh with Rice and Lamb

Ris el Freekeh

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Appears in
The Cuisine of Life: Recipes and Stories of the New Food Entrepreneurs of Turkey

By Center for International Private Enterprise

Published 2019

  • About

Rice, bulgur, and freekeh are key ingredients in Middle Eastern cuisine. They can accompany stews or be the star of the meal, especially when aromatic samna (clarified butter) is added. This beautiful dish is more complex than its simple name implies, with velvety rice and crunchy nuts complementing the toasty freekeh and heady spiced lamb shanks. It is presented at the table three ways: One dish holds a mixture of freekeh and rice, topped with ground lamb, nuts, and braised lamb pieces; an