Tomato freekeh

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Mark Hix on Baking

By Mark Hix

Published 2012

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This is rather like a rice pilaf but made with freekeh, a lightly roasted green wheat that is often used in Arabic and Egyptian cooking. It is delicious served either hot or warm as a colourful garnish for fish or meat, while topped with pieces of fried haloumi it makes a great vegetarian alternative.


  • 4 tomatoes
  • 150 g freekeh, soaked in water for 2 hours
  • 100 g


Preheat the oven to 180°C/gas mark 4. Cut the tomatoes into roughly 1 centimetre dice. Set aside. Rinse and drain the freekeh.

Melt 60 g of the butter in an oven-proof dish, add th