So. Funny thing. I purchased some steel cut oats from the bulk bins intending to make breakfast a drawn-out, arduous affair, so imagine my surprise when after cooking for 30, 40, 50 minutes the promised creamy texture never came to fruition. But what I did end up with was a bowl of chewy, nutty farro begging for some bright flavors. Of course I did what I always do and headed to pinterest for inspiration. One search and two fresh tomatoes later we have a nourishing, steaming hot, gorgeous pot of a lunch. Ever warranted lugging out the camera to take some shots.
So approachable, so delicious. My dad loved it too!
One-Pot Farro with Tomatoes
2 cups water
1 cup farro, dry
1/2 large onion
2 cloves garlic
1/2 - 1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
1 Tbsp olive oil
Optional: basil, parmesan
In a large pot place water and farro and soak for 10 minutes while prepping other ingredients. Chop onion, mince garlic, dice tomatoes and add to pot with salt, pepper and olive oil.
Bring uncovered pot to boil, then reduce to a simmer. Cook 30-40 minutes, stirring occasionally until most of the liquid is absorbed. Ladle into bowls and serve.
Sprinkle with chopped basil and parmesan if using.
Adapted from smitten kitchen.