For the first time the other day I tried faro at a cooking demonstration. I had never heard of it. It kind of reminds me of brown rice, but softer and fluffier. I actually really like the taste. I found this recipe to test it and was surprised by the results. All of the ingredients were so super easy to throw together except the farro. My bag just says cook 30 minutes. This recipe says soak 12 hours and cook almost 1 hour. The wheat really has to be watched as the water either evaporated off or it soaks it up quickly. I am soaking my pot as I am writing this. So, I decided to do a half a recipe to test it. I used half the farro and mixed in the other half of the ingredients. I about halved the walnuts, cranberries, and chives due to personal preference or what I had in the house. I noticed it said balsamic vinaigrette and not vinegar. So, I mixed some up using olive oil and a small pinch of sugar and salt. I also ended up adding an additional 1 Tblsp of olive oil, at the end, due to it looking a little dry. For the tomatoes I just used 3 sliced and quartered roma tomatoes and for the asparagus I used French haricot green beans I cooked in the microwave about 10 minutes and cooled. As all of the ingredients tasted well together and they were easy to put together I may try this in the future with leftover cooked brown rice to save time. My bag says this is a substitute for rice or pasta. Either way, this recipe seems quite healthy and I think it will be well received.
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For the first time the other day I tried faro at a cooking demonstration. I had never heard of...