Have you tried the grain, farro? This grain is minimally processed and very nutritious! One cup of farro has about 8 grams of cholesterol-lowering fiber. That’s four times as much as white rich; brown rice has only 5 grams. It also has 7 grams of protein per 1/4 cup dry farro, so it’s high in protein too! This Farro Fried Rice Recipe is so easy. Feel free to add any of your favorite vegetables such as edamame, peas, carrots, or bell peppers. When you are purchasing farro, look for pearled or semi-pearled farro. These types will cook more quickly than whole grain farro. Serve farro for breakfast instead of or in addition to oatmeal, add it to a salad, soup, or in your Southwestern dishes such as tacos or enchiladas.
Farro Fried Rice Recipe
1 cup farro
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 shallot, finely chopped
2 green onions, chopped
1 (8-ounce) container sliced fresh mushrooms
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
1/2 to 1 teaspoon sesame oil
2 eggs, lightly beaten and scrambled
2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh Italian parsley
1. Cook farro according to package directions.
2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add shallots, green onions, mushrooms, and garlic; cook, stirring constantly, until crisp-tender, about 4 minutes. Add the cooled farro, soy sauce and sesame oil, mixing well. Stir in scrambled egg and serve.