Freekeh Risotto Recipe | MAGGI® Arabia

Freekeh Risotto

Freekeh Risotto recipe is a modern twist on a Middle East staple. This recipe calls for adding Parmesan cheese and parsley. A fast and easy meal for a mid-week dinner.


  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic, crushed
  • 1 cup mushrooms, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 cup freekeh, washed, rinsed and soaked for about 2 hours
  • 2 cubes MAGGI® Chicken Bouillon
  • 4 cups of hot water
  • ¼ cup parsley, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • ½ cup light cream

How to Prepare

  1. In a deep saucepan, sauté shallots, garlic and mushrooms in olive oil until soft. Add drained freekeh and sauté over heat to toast slightly.
  2. Add MAGGI® Chicken Bouillon and 1 cup hot water and sauté until water is absorbed. Repeat adding water 1 cup at a time until freekeh is fully cooked and tender.
  3. Stir in parsley, cream and Parmesan cheese and cook over medium-low heat for 2 mins. Transfer the Freekeh Risotto to a serving dish and serve hot.

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