Farro with Red Onion and Fresh Garlic
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Farro with Red Onion and Fresh Garlic

Farro with Red Onion and Fresh Garlic, chewy, delicious and flavorful. A simple way to cook this healthy grain.
Course Side Dish
Keyword Healthy Grains, side dish, vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 214kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 2 cups farro
  • 2 cups water (warm preferably)
  • 1 ⁄2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil Report this ad
  • 2 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1 small red onion sliced

Instructions

  • In a heavy-bottomed pot or dutch oven pot, add oil, onion, and garlic. Cook for about 2 - 3 minutes under medium-high heat stirring occasionally.
    Farro with Red Onion and Fresh Garlic
  • While the onion and garlic are cooking, place the farro into a sieve and rinse with cold water. Drain.
    Farro with Red Onion and Fresh Garlic
  • Pour the farro unto the pot and stir. Let the mixture cook for about 1 - 2 minutes.
    Farro with Red Onion and Fresh Garlic
  • Add water salt and pepper and stir. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat
    Farro with Red Onion and Fresh Garlic
  • Once the liquid has almost evaporated, reduce the heat to low, cover, and gently simmer for about 10 minutes until it is tender but still chewy. If you need to add more water, add only ¼ of a cup and not more if you don’t want to strain it again and not to overcook the Farro.
    Farro with Red Onion and Fresh Garlic
  • Cook under low heat until fully cooked and chewy.
    Farro with Red Onion and Fresh Garlic
  • If you soak the Farro overnight, cooking time will be much shorter and you will have to drain the water.

Notes

If you soak the Farro overnight, cooking time will be much shorter and you will have to drain the water.
Cooking time will depend on the type of farro, age of the grain, your pot, other ingredients and let’s not forget harvested time and quality.
A good pot and low heat are required so the bottom grains don’t get stuck to the pot and start to turn brown.

Nutrition

Calories: 214kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 160mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 11IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg