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Freekeh Pudding with Blueberry Sauce

freekeh pudding served in a long glass.

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.

freekeh pudding with blueberry sauce.

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.

Over head shot freekeh pudding

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.

freekeh pudding served on a table.

freekeh pudding in a spoon.

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.

Freekeh Pudding with Blueberry Sauce

Freekeh Pudding with Blueberry Sauce is the perfect dessert to surprise your friends with. It is unusual to use freekeh in dessert, but I promise you will love this version.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Arabian
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 3
Author: Muna Kenny


  • 2 1/4 cups 2% milk
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup freekeh uncooked
  • 1 tablespoon +1 teaspoon cornstarch dissolved in 4 tablespoon water
  • *** Blueberry Sauce
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries you can use frozen
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 cup water


  • ***Making Freekeh Pudding:
  • – Soak freekeh in warm water for an hour. (You can skip this part, but it will result in softer textured freekeh especially if you are using whole freekeh).
  • – Boil freekeh for one hour. Keep aside.
  • – In a saucepan, add milk and sugar, when it comes to a boil, add the butter and freekeh.
  • – Let it cook for 15 minutes on medium heat. Stir to avoid the milk from burning.
  • – Add the cornstarch mixture and stir until thick. Add vanilla, stir for one minute, and turn off heat.
  • – When the pudding cools, refrigerate.
  • ***Making Blueberry sauce:
  • – In a saucepan, add all the ingredients and let it come to a boil.
  • – Let it boil for 2 – 3 minutes on medium heat.
  • – Remove from heat and keep aside to cool.
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** 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!

    • munatycooking

      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 very very tasty!

  3. Looks so yummy! And I love that it’s served with blueberry sauce ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. mmm looks so tempting, nice pictures!

  5. Beautiful photos and yummy ๐Ÿ˜€
    I must find out whether its available here ๐Ÿ™‚

    • munatycooking

      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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. A wonderful idea and delicious pudding!



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

  8. 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!

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