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Pumpkin and freekeh pilaf

4 - 6
PersonalPoints™ per serving
Total Time
40 min
15 min
25 min
Pilaf is traditionally made with rice but try swapping it for freekeh which is a roasted green form of wheat for a unique flavour.



500 g, Kent variety, skin on, cut into 1cm pieces

Ground cumin

2 tsp


2 clove(s), crushed

Ginger paste

5 g, (1 tsp)

Olive oil

1 tbs

Dry freekeh

100 g, (½ cup)

Vegetable stock cube

1 tsp, gluten free variety


1 medium, chopped


3 stick(s), thinly sliced


1 bunch(es), cut into shorter lengths

Marinated tofu

200 g, Japanese marinade, chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 240°C. Line a large baking tray with baking paper. Combine pumpkin, cumin, garlic and ginger in a large bowl. Add half the oil, season with pepper and toss well to combine. Spread pumpkin onto prepared tray and roast for 25 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, place freekeh in a large microwave-safe bowl. Add stock powder and 2 cups (500ml) boiling water. Cover and cook on HIGH (100%) for 15 minutes or until just tender.
  3. Meanwhile, heat remaining oil in a large frying pan. Cook onion and celery for 2-3 minutes or until just softened. Add broccolini and cook for 1-2 minutes or until just tender. Add a splash of water to create steam to keep broccolini crisp. Add tofu and warm through.
  4. Drain freekeh and add to onion mixture with roast pumpkin. Gently toss to combine.


TIP: To speed up your cooking process, use pre-prepared ingredients such as chopped pumpkin and peeled or crushed garlic.