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Freekeh Pudding with Blueberry Sauce

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Rice pudding is popular worldwide, there is an American version, Italian, Indian, Arabic, and African version. If you search the internet you’ll find a savory version too! This time, I’m bringing you something new, Freekeh Pudding with Blueberry Sauce.

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Freekeh Pudding with Blueberry Sauce

Why use freekeh in a dessert, especially a pudding?! Pudding is a creamy dessert and freekeh is a grain which is more on the chewy side.

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Well, this is exactly the reason why I chose freekeh. The more you chew the more full you’ll feel, and one serving of this pudding (which is only 282 calories) will keep your sweet tooth satisfied for a long time.

Don’t miss understand me! This Freekeh Pudding is creamy but not as creamy as rice pudding.

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If you are trying to lose weight, freekeh is a gift from heaven. It is low in calorie and replaces rice and other high-calorie grains. Freekeh pudding tastes amazing, you will not find it different than your regular rice pudding.

The Giveaway

To encourage my readers to try this awesome grain, I’m teaming up with my friends at Freeklicious for this great giveaway.

Freekehlicious PouchesOne reader will get a case – which will consist of 3 pouches of Wholegrain and 3 pouches of Cracked freekeh. If you are new to freekeh then try it with my Freekeh with Chicken, Freekeh with Fish, Freekeh Chowder, and of course the Freekeh Pudding recipe shared in this post.

(Giveaway Closed)

** If you want a thicker sauce, let the mixture boil longer, if you want a thinner sauce, add more water.




  1. Hi Muna,
    I’am Chantal from Travelling Papilles, I just discover your beautiful blog full of nice recipes.
    I heard about freekeh but I didn’t try it yet. This is a nice idea to cook it this way
    Your pudding look so yummy!

    • Arinacooking

      Hi Chantal, and thanks for stopping by. I tested this recipe and decided it is a must share, freekeh is new to many, but when you know how to cook it you’ll just love it!

  2. Looks so yummy! And I love that it’s served with blueberry sauce 🙂

  3. mmm looks so tempting, nice pictures!

  4. Beautiful photos and yummy 😀
    I must find out whether its available here 🙂

    • Arinacooking

      Thank you Lisa, this pudding is really tasty and healthy, if you managed to find Freekeh in the stores near you, make this pudding and let me know what you think 🙂

  5. A wonderful idea and delicious pudding!



  6. Those looking for freekeh should look in any nearby foreign grocery store, more likely a middle eastern type store.

  7. Debbie Hostetler

    When soaking the freekeh, do you use hot or cold water? I assume you drain the freekeh before continuing with the recipe? Looking forward to your reply, as I am excited to try freekeh. Thanks!