Monday, March 14, 2011

Fabulous Farro

This winter I discovered farro.  It is a type of wheat grown primarily in Italy, and is very similar to wheatberries.  It is easy to prepare as you just drain off the excess water after it has cooked.  And, it cooks up fairly quickly in only 15 minutes.  It can be used in any recipe where you might want barley or even brown rice.  It is quite chewy and I like that.

I found the Natures's Earthly Choice orgranic farro at Costco. 

Serving size is 1/4 cup dry grains.
Weight Watchers P+ = 4.
Calories 170; Protein 7g; Carbohydrate 35g; Fat 1g; Fibre 5

With the addition of some vegetables, some protein, and oil and vinegar, it becomes a hearty and delicious lunch.

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