Looking for a new side dish that wows with minimum effort? Farro is an amazingly nutritious grain full of nutty flavor that your whole family will love. Flavorful, kid-friendly, easy to make what is there not to love about Garden Veggie Farro?
Have you heard of farro? It looks like a cross between rice and barley. This amazing grain is a type of wheat. Loaded with fiber, a great source of protein, and rich in magnesium and iron! The flavor is delightfully nutty and cooks up just like rice!
It makes it a great substitute for refined grains or white rice. However, since it is a wheat grain it is most definitely NOT GLUTEN FREE.
It is great on its own, just cooked in water, the flavor stands alone. However, when cooked in stock, or broth this grain becomes a flavor loaded star. Oh, and did I mention it is a minimal effort side dish that your whole family will love.
All it takes is one cup of farro to two cups of water, broth, or stock in a pot. Place the pot on the stove and bring it to a boil. Once boiling reduces heat to low and cover. Allow the farro to cook for 20-40 minutes depending on package directions (if you buy in the bulk food section of the supermarket usually it is 40 minutes). Once it has absorbed all the liquid remove from heat and serve.
Yes, folks, this nutrition packed grain is that easy to make, and your kids will never know they are eating the healthy stuff!! Win Win for you mama!
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- 1 cup farro grain
- 2 1/4 cup vegetable stock
- 1/4 tbsp butter
In a large pot combine farro, stock, and butter. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Once it starts to boil reduce heat to low and cover. Allow farro to cook for 40 minutes until grains are tender and have absorbed all the liquid.
Remove from heat allow to cool slightly and serve!
It depends on what farro you buy some take a shorter cooking time make sure you read the package before cooking!