4 cup water
1 tsp kosher salt, divided
2 Tbsp plus 1/2 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil, divided
1 large yellow onion, chopped
2 clove garlic, minced
4 oz salted shelled pistachios (about 1 cup), toasted and chopped (see Tip)
½ tsp freshly ground pepper, divided
½ cup chopped fresh parsley
1. Combine farro, water and 3/4 teaspoon salt in a large heavy saucepan and bring to a boil. Stir and reduce the heat to a simmer; cook, uncovered, until the farro is tender, 15 to 20 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, heat 2 tablespoons oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and cook, stirring, until translucent, 4 to 6 minutes. Remove from the heat.
3. Combine pistachios, the remaining 1/2 teaspoon oil and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a large bowl; toss to combine.
4. Drain the farro and add to the bowl along with the onion mixture and parsley. Season with the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper. Toss to combine.
Tips: Farro is a high-fiber whole grain that is an ancestor of modern wheat. It is commonly used in Italian cooking and is becoming more popular in the U.S. Find it in natural-foods stores and amazon.com. Cooked barley can be used as a substitute.
Toast pistachios in a small dry skillet over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until fragrant and lightly browned, 4 to 6 minutes.
Provided by: EatingWell
Per Single Serving / Serves 10 Total
- Calories 220 10%
- Calories from fat 81 5%
- Total Fat 9gm
- Saturated Fat 1gm 5%
- Monounsaturated Fat 5gm 7%
- Sodium 163mg
- Total Carbohydrates 31gm 14%
- Fiber 5gm
- Protein 8gm
- Cholesterol 0mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.