Have you cooked with farro before? They sell it at Trader Joe’s and it’s great when you want to mix things up.
Farro has a slightly nutty taste and a chewy consistency, almost like gnocchi. I make it with vegetable broth to add more flavor and learned by trail and error not to follow the instructions on the little blue bag (more on that below).
Basically farro is yummy, cheap, and versatile. I made this dish with peas and a side of roasted vegetables, all that came from my list of 15 ingredients! (If you prep and cut your vegetables before, the prep time for this one is basically non-existent. All about that!)
There were plenty of leftovers which can be paired with toast (also on the list) for another easy meal.
Pea and Parmesan Farro
Prep time: 0 – 5 minutes – Cook time: 15 – 20 minutes – Servings: 2
- 1 package farro
- 1 box vegetable broth
- 1 cup peas (I used frozen)
- Optional: veggies to roast as a side
- The bag of farro instructs you to cook the grain like rice, covered and simmering in boiling water. I like to use veg broth because it give it more flavor. I still simmer it but leave the pot without a lid so the steam can evaporate. It you don’t want to do this method, feel free to go by the insturctions listed on the package 🙂
- When the farro has absorbed all of the broth (~20 minutes), I added my cup of frozen peas and have it a good stir to heat the peas through
- Plate and top with parm
- Re. a side, while my farro was simmering, I roasted zucchini and mushrooms, which gave us enough farro for leftovers! Refrigerate to reheat and serve with sourdough toast – on the list of 15 ingredients! – for another quick weeknight meal