If buckwheat was my darling of ancient grains this month of January, I can see February filled with farro. Whoa! You just witnessed the birth of a hashtag, my friends. #farrofebruary, anyone?
This one-dish meal is comforting, warming, nourishing. The softened leek and farro grains create a creaminess that would knock the socks off the most ardent dairy lover. Despite it’s meatless…ness (??), this farro risotto does not lack in heft (though I do occasionally mix in bacon the last few minutes of cooking). In fact, farro provides 14 gm of protein in every 1 cooked cup (a much more satisfying portion than the suggested 1/2 cup), and that protein means staying power.
Other great features of this dish is that it scales up well (for larger gatherings) and it freezes beautifully (should you make it for just yourself). Continue Reading →