By FBWorld Team
a host of super grains -some well known and others
still under the radar - each with their own unique set
of benefits. Most are packed with B vitamins, magnesium
and other important minerals and nutrients. Some whole
grains, such as quinoa, are considered complete proteins
(containing all 8 essential amino acids). Since fiber
swells, typically, whole grains will help keep you feeling
fuller longer. Here's one recipe from Pereg Gourmet
that incorporates such grains.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 40 minutes
Total time: 50 minutes
5 1/2-cup servings
1 tbls. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 cups Shiitake Mushrooms, (cleaned, de-stemmed and diced)
2 tbls. Butter
2 medium Shallots (about 1/4 cup), minced)
2 cloves Garlic, (minced)
1 cup Pereg Gourmet Farro
1/2 cup White Wine
3 cups Chicken or Vegetable Stock
1 cup shredded Parmesan
1 tbls. Greek Yogurt
1/4 cup Pine Nuts
2 tbls. Chives
1. In a large 4-quart saucepan, heat
the 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium heat. Add in the
shiitakes and sauté, about 3 minutes, until soft.
Remove from pan and set aside.
Melt the butter in the same pan over medium heat. Add
in the shallots, garlic and salt and sauté until
shallots are slightly browned, about 2 minutes. Then add
the farro and stir until the farro is slightly toasted
and coated in butter.
Then add in the white wine and let simmer until the wine
evaporates, about 2 minutes.
Turn the heat down to low and add in the stock 1/4 cup
at a time, stirring continuously with each addition. Do
not add more stock until the previous 1/4 cup has been
Keep adding until the farro is cooked and mixture is creamy,
about 30-40 minutes. You may not need all the stock.
Stir in Parmesan cheese and Greek yogurt immediately and
then stir in mushrooms. Garnish with pine nuts and chives.