Freekeh Pilaf with Sumac

Freekeh Pilaf with Sumac

Freekeh Pilaf with Sumac
Freekeh Pilaf with SumacChristina Holmes | Food Styling: Eugene Jho

Freekeh—sun-dried and roasted unripe wheat berries—is a popular grain in Mediterranean cuisines, and has a mildly smoky flavor and pleasant chew. Here, chef Mehmet Gürs of Istanbul's Mikla cooks it pilaf-style and spices it with sumac, a bright red spice that lends color and a lemony zing to anything it hits.