Sometimes it’s just about the food. It’s about going to the grocery store eager to be inspired. It’s about pattering about the kitchen dirtying pots and pans. It’s about sitting down at the table. It’s about chewing your food.
Farro is kind of chewy.
After being absent too long from the grocery store I let myself wander the aisles putting anything at all in the basket. I couldn’t help myself when I got to the grains aisle. Having recently had a great flavor experience with a wild rice blend I was sure there were more fantastic grains I’d been neglecting. An old but new grain, something not too time consuming, something with packaging telling me exactly how to prepare it.
That’s how I ended up with farro — the only grain I found whose package included dinner and breakfast suggestions. I do love getting to break the rules. Making one pot plain in the evening and setting some aside for the morning is way better than grabbing a slice of cold pizza on the way out the door.
I am a quick and passionate fan of this grain that has turned my morning yogurt into a meal. The first time I made this I followed the package’s suggestion to combine it with strawberries, yogurt, toasted walnuts, and a drizzle of honey. Most mornings now I top with some homemade granola for that sweet and crunchy addition.