Cauliflower and Broccoli Farro


Every time I make farro I am surprised a how much I like it and wonder why I don’t make it more often.  Every single time.  But then I forget.  Months go by.  I don’t make farro, a bag sits in the pantry. Then I make a dish using farro and…am surprised by how much I like it.  It is a sad tale, but it is true.

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This time it was the cauliflower and broccoli that grew in my garden that compelled me to make some farro.  I had a recipe from Allrecipes.com I have made several times for King Tut’s Cauliflower Farro that called only for cauliflower, but wanted more color, so I added the broccoli.  This would be good with other vegetables as well.

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Cauliflower & Broccoli Farro

Adapted from Allrecipes.com

1 1/2 cups farro

2 Tbsp olive oil

1 small head cauliflower (or half a medium head), broken into small florets (from the garden)

1 small head broccoli, broken into small florets (from the garden)

1 onion, diced

1 carrot, diced

1 celery stalk, diced

Kosher salt, to taste

2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice

Directions

Bring a larg pot of lightly salted water to a roiling boil. Cook the farro at a boil until tender, about 25 minutes.  Drain and set aside.

While the farro cooks, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat.  Cook the cauliflower, broccoli and onion until the cauliflower begins to soften and the onion starts to become clear, 7 to 10 minutes. (I like to cover the skillet for at least half the cooking time)

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Add the carrot, celery and salt to the vegetable mixture, continue cooking and stirring until cauliflower is completely tender, about 7 to 10 minutes.

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Combine the farro and vegetables in a large bowl, stir to mix evenly.  Pour the lemon juice over the mixture and stir.

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Serve immediately and enjoy!

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Serves 3 to 4.

 

Categories: Broccoli, Carrot, Cauliflower, Kosher, Main Dish, Recipe, Vegetarian | Tags: | 1 Comment

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  1. Pingback: 5 Great Recipes Using Farro | Gracie's Ravioli

Let me know what you think of this post, and if you try the recipe, please let me know how it was and any suggestions you have. Thanks, Andrea

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