Freekeh Casserole with Broccoli and Cheese

Welcome to PureFormulas’ Superfood Cooking Challenge, where we challenge you to start your year on the right foot and cook your way to a healthy new you! Most people see January as the month to start the new diet…We say throw the new diet out the window and become familiarized with your kitchen and superfoods!

To finish our Superfood Cooking Challenge, we saved quite the treat for you. Have you heard of the grain Freekeh? Other than having a fun name, we decided to use this delicious ancient grain because of it’s delightful nutty flavor in a broccoli and cheese casserole. The broccoli makes this dish simple and colorful but you can add whatever veggie combination you enjoy. Spinach, cabbage, tomatoes, squash, eggplant, the possibilities are endless. The only thing that would change is the cooking time of each veggie. And now that you are quite the little chef after mastering the previous recipes, it’s your turn to start your own cooking adventures!

Check our Superfood guide to know more about the superfoods used in this recipe 

Freekeh Casserole with Broccoli and Cheese
Serves 4
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  1. 3/4 cup freekeh
  2. 1/2 medium white onion
  3. 2 heads of broccoli
  4. 1/3 cup mushroom gravy
  5. 1 cup almond milk
  6. 1 cup shredded cheese
  7. 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  8. 1/2 teaspoon Himalayan salt
  9. 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  1. Bring 2 cups of water to boil and add 3/4 cup of freekeh. Bring heat down to medium-low and cover pot with lid letting the grain simmer for about 20 minutes or until water is absorbed. Remove from stove and set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  3. Sautee onions in coconut oil. Add chopped broccoli and cook until it turns brighter green (a couple of minutes). Add salt, pepper, mushroom gravy,milk, and cheese and stir well. When all ingredients are combined, remove from stove and combine with cooked Freekeh.
  4. Transfer the mix into a casserole baking dish and top with a little bit more of cheese.
  5. Bake for about 12 minutes.
Adapted from Fit Foodie Finds
Adapted from Fit Foodie Finds

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