Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Farro Espanol!

Yeah, Yeah, another Farro recipe. But I have officially broken up with pasta thanks to this tasty and filling Italian grain.

1 cup Farro, rinsed
2 cups Water
1 Tbsp Olive Oil
1 Clove Garlic, minced
1/2 cup Roasted Red Pepper, diced (yes, jarred is fine)
1/4 cup Manzanilla Olives, sliced
1/4 cup Manchego Cheese, shredded
Salt and Pepper, to taste

The Plan
Cook Farro.
Saute extras.
Shred Cheese.

The Method
Bring Water and Farro to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, cover and cook for about 30 minutes, or until all water is absorbed.

In the meantime, heat Olive Oil in a medium saute pan over medium high heat. Add Garlic. When Garlic just starts to brown, add Red Pepper and Olives. Cook until heated through.

Shred Cheese.

Combine all ingredients. Salt and Pepper to Taste.

*You can buy Manchego Cheese at Publix or Whole Foods. It really is a Spanish specialty. If you purchase from Whole Foods, get the younger Manchego. It tends to dry out as it ages.

*I also put all the extras from the recipe on a Whole Wheat Pizza crust the next night. A-mazing.

*Even if you don't have any interest in this recipe, drop what you are doing and go buy some Manchego.

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