Farro with Pistachios & Herbs
Combine farro, water and 3/4 teaspoon salt in a large heavy saucepan and bring to a boil. Stir and reduce the heat to a simmer; cook, uncovered, until the farro is tender, 15 to 20 minutes.Advertisement
Meanwhile, heat 2 tablespoons oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and cook, stirring, until translucent, 4 to 6 minutes. Remove from the heat.
Combine pistachios, the remaining 1/2 teaspoon oil and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a large bowl; toss to combine.
Drain the farro and add to the bowl along with the onion mixture and parsley. Season with the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper. Toss to combine.
Make Ahead Tip: Prepare up to 2 hours ahead. Hold at room temperature and reheat over low until warm.
Tips: Farro is a high-fiber whole grain that is an ancestor of modern wheat. It is commonly used in Italian cooking and is becoming more popular in the U.S. Find it in natural-foods stores and amazon.com. Cooked barley can be used as a substitute.
Toast pistachios in a small dry skillet over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until fragrant and lightly browned, 4 to 6 minutes.
1 1/2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 1/2 fat