Enter farro. A rustic Italian favorite, farro serves as a versatile food with a chewy texture that tastes good in soups, on salads or even as a side. Not only can it zest up a side of brown rice, it also is good source of protein, fiber and iron. Brown rice and whole farro are both whole grains and come with many health benefits. According to research by the University of Copenhagen, choosing whole grains over refined grains may reduce body fat and aid heart health.
Luckily, you don’t have to go to Italy to find this exceptional grain. Farro has been gaining popularity and is now easily found in grocery marts and also is grown in the United States. When buying, remember that whole-grain farro may take longer to cook compared to semi-pearled farro, but will have added fiber and other nutrients as well!
Makes 5 servings (Serving size: 1/2 cup)