I’ve had something like this farro stir fry at a local restaurant and I wanted take the idea home with me and re-create it. So, here you go- a picture of my breakfast this morning and a recipe. It’s perfect if you’d like a heartier, healthy meal to start your day. It’s also great for weekend brunch and we’ve had it for dinner once, too.
If you’re sitting there going “what the heck is farro?”, well, it’s a healthy grain rich in fiber and vitamins like a, b, c and e that can be used as a substitute for rice or pasta. Have you had it?
Bag of 10 minute Farro (found at Trader Joe’s) or *regular farro, if instant isn’t available
1 quart of vegetable broth
1/2 red bell, chopped
1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
1/2 yellow bell pepper, chopped
1-2 cloves of garlic, minced
4 eggs, scrambled
1-2 tablespoons of toasted sesame seeds
1-2 tablespoons of soy sauce
hot pepper flakes
Bring vegetable broth to a boil in a large pot. Add the farro and set it over medium heat for 10-15 minutes, preferably on a back burner so you have room for the other two pans. While the farro is cooking, get out a large pan for the asparagus, bell peppers and a small pan for the scrambled eggs. Put a dash of olive oil in each pan. First, begin cooking the chopped asparagus and bell peppers in the large pan. Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds and cook with a dash (or two) or soy sauce. Cover and let simmer for approximately 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Begin cooking the scrambled eggs in a separate pan. Once the farro is done, drain it and put it back in the pot. Add in all the cooked ingredients in with the farro in the large pot and mix them together.
I like to serve it with a little parmesan cheese and a few shakes of hot pepper flakes.
**If you’re not cooking with the Trader Joe’s 10 minute farro, put the farro in a medium saucepan, add cold water to cover, and set it aside to soak for 30 minutes. Drain the farro, put it back into the saucepan, and add 3 cups of cold water and a dash of salt and bring it to a boil. Simmer and cook until tender for about 45 minutes.
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