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How to Make Farro “Fried Rice”

Farro “Fried Rice” Recipe

Farro “Fried Rice”—it’s a simple dish that can be made with very few ingredients, but it’s so much more than that. It’s a delicious introduction to the world of grain-based foods and a great way to get your family—and you—on board with the idea of eating more fiber. If you’re looking for a warm meal packed with protein to whip up during these colder days, look no further than this Farro “Fried Rice” recipe. It’s got all the flavors of a fried rice but with a twist! 

INGREDIENTS

1 tablespoon sesame oil

1 carrot, sliced thin

1 clove garlic, minced

1 tsp grated fresh ginger

1 bunch scallions, sliced (reserve green tops for garnish)

1 cup edamame (shelled and blanched)

Baby corn (1 can, drained and sliced)

2 eggs, beaten

*3 cups farro, cooked and cooled

2 tablespoons soy sauce

INSTRUCTIONS

Heat sesame oil over medium heat in a large skillet or wok.

Add carrots and cook until slightly softened.

Add edamame, baby corn, ginger, garlic, and scallions. Cook until heated through, ginger and garlic should be fragrant.

Push all ingredients in the pan to the sides and clear the center of the pan

Beat the eggs and pour into the cleared center of the pan. Scramble the eggs until cooked and mix with the rest of the vegetables.

Add farro and soy sauce. Mix well and let the farro cook until heated through.

Enjoy! *Farro can be cooked much like pasta- bring water to a boil then add farro. Cook farro for about 25-30 minutes. Drain the farro once it is tender and cooked through. 

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