Farro & Collard Greens

Farro & Collard Greens

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

High in nutrients and fiber but low in calories, collard greens take a lead role in this easy grain side dish. Mixed with semi-pearled farro or quick-cooking barley, flavored with olive oil and topped with citrus strips, this side dish can easily be served with any meat or fish.

Ingredients 6 servings

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  • 2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup semi-pearled farro or quick-cooking barley
  • ½ bunch collard greens (about 8 ounces), stems removed and greens chopped (5 cups)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • Lemon or orange peel strips


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  1. In a large saucepan, bring broth to boiling. Stir in farro or barley. Gradually add collard greens. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, about 20 minutes or until farro is tender. (Cook barley for 12 minutes or until tender.) Remove from heat. Let stand, covered, for 5 minutes.
  2. Stir in oil, pepper and salt. Top with citrus peel strips.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: ⅔ cup
  • Per serving: 132 calories; 3 g fat(0 g sat); 4 g fiber; 22 g carbohydrates; 6 g protein; 63 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 2 g sugars; 2,004 IU vitamin A; 11 mg vitamin C; 52 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 247 mg sodium; 164 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (40% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 vegetable, ½ fat

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