My plan is to completely bombard you with new whole grains. Look out!
Meet Farro. Farro is a simple whole grain with twice the fiber and protein of wheat. It is able to be grown in poor soil and has a nutty texture when cooked. I found mine in the bulk bins of my local specialty grocery.
I whipped some up for breakfast for a tasty, nutritious and filling meal!
Breakfast Farro with Dates & Walnuts
1/2 cup farro
2 cups water
1/4 cup pitted dates, chopped
2 tsp brown sugar
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
Bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Stir in farro and return to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 40 minutes, or until water is absorbed. Stir frequently during cooking.
Nutrition Info per 1 cup: 326 calories, 9 g fat, 11 g protein, 52 g carbohydrates, 7 g fiber