Cooking the freekeh. Fill a medium-size pot with the 4 cups of boiling water, add the freekeh, cinnamon allspice and salt. Turn the heat on a medium-high and simmer the grains for 25 minutes. Once cooked, turn off the stove and drain the freekeh in a mesh colander to remove the remaining water. Place the freekeh back into the pot and set aside until really to use.