Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Farro Stir Fry

     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?

Servings: 4-5

Bag of 10 minute Farro (found at Trader Joe's) or *regular farro, if instant isn't available 
asparagus, chopped
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
olive oil

optional toppings:
parmesan cheese
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 eggsPut 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.


  1. That looks delicious. I heard about farro on Radio 4's Food Programme a while back but I haven't tried it yet. Your recipe looks delicious though, so I shall have a hunt around for some.

  2. i've never heard abou farro before, but that look delicious

  3. I <3 that you're eating this for breakfast- I'm totally into reconceptualizing the idea that veggies/savory aren't morning food. A pancake, while it's tasty, is really I say is just a cleverly disguised dessert. ;)
    Buon Appetito!

  4. I havne't heard of farro, but I want to try it. It looks delicious with all the things you added to it. I tried quinoa a while back, because I wanted a healthier substitute for rice. It did not turn out well:) I think my problem was that I didn't add anything else with it, so it was super bland. This recipe looks like the rice substitute will be a lot more flavorful.

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  6. Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing all of your great recipes!


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