Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Lime Cilantro Farro

Farro is an ancient grain, similar to quinoa or barley. It has a slightly nutty flavor and chewy texture. We like to use it as a substitute for rice because it has more fiber, protein, and iron. I used to have a problem finding it in stores but I think it is finally catching on because I was able to buy a big bag at Costco. I used pearled farro because it cooks faster, but you could also use regular. I added lime, cilantro, and scallions, and served this as a side dish to grilled pork. Definitely give farro a try! 

Lime and Cilantro Farro 
Servings: 4

1 cup farro, rinsed
3 cups chicken broth or water
1/4 cup fresh cilantro
2 scallions, thinly sliced
1 lime

In a medium saucepan, cook the farro in chicken broth or water according to the package directions, until "al dente" or chewy. (This took about 15 minutes for pearled farro.) Drain the farro and transfer to a serving bowl. Add the cilantro, scallions, and juice from 1/2 to 1 lime (depending on your tastes). Season with salt to taste.

Source: A Much Kneaded original

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