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Easy Mexican Freekeh Pilaf

Course Vegan
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Makes 4
Author Vanessa @VeganFamilyRecipes.com

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1/2 yellow Onion diced
  • 1 Zucchini diced
  • 1 red Bell Pepper diced
  • 1 cup Sweet Corn
  • 1 cup Kidney Beans
  • 1 Tomato diced
  • 1 cup Freekeh whole
  • 2 1/2 cups Vegetable Broth
  • 1 tablespoon Chili Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin
  • 1 teaspoon Oregano
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 2 teaspoons Paprika
  • handful fresh Cilantro roughly chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground Black Pepper
  • 1 Jalapeno optional
  • Lime Juice optional

Instructions

  1. Heat olive oil in a large deep fry pan. Add onion and saute until they begin to soften.
  2. Add zucchini and bell pepper and sautee for an additional 2 minutes. (If you want to use jalapeno, add it now or add to top as garnish once pilaf is done)
  3. Add corn, beans, tomato, freekeh, spices, herbs and half the fresh cilantro. Stir ingredients in pan to mix well then add broth.
  4. Bring to boil.
  5. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 40 minutes.
  6. Serve hot, garnish will remaining cilantro and jalapeno(optional) and a spritz of fresh lime juice (optional). Enjoy!