Bringing together two hot culinary trends—plant-dense eating and Middle Eastern cuisine—these Freekeh and Leek Stuffed Peppers with Onion Oil are a celebration of bulbs in all their glory. Leeks imbue smoky freekeh with earthy sweetness, while the vibrant onion oil is a fanciful finishing touch.
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Freekeh is an ancient grain that’s harvested while still underripe, then sun-dried and roasted for a smoky flavor and chewy bite. Because it’s gathered in adolescence, freekeh is believed to retain maximum nutritional value. You can find freekeh in any well-stocked natural grocer on the same shelf where other healthy grains like quinoa or teff live—and often in the bulk section.