فريكة – young green wheat that has been toasted to give it a charred flavor. It is loaded with protein and fiber and is super healthy. It has grown very popular in healthy diets and is increasingly being compared to quinoa. Freekeh can be sold whole or more popularly cracked, but I prefer it whole (it takes more time to cook when it is whole though). Freekeh is very popular in the Middle East and is especially good in Freekeh soup, stuffed inside whole chicken or cooked as a main dish with chicken or meat. I really like it in a modern twist on risotto. Not to be confused with Burghul.