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Friday, February 11, 2011

Farro Stir-fry with Snow Peas and Carrots

When it comes to weeknight dinners, I have a pretty standard philosophy. I like 'em fast and easy.

That's what she said.

Ha, corny joke. Anyhoo, terrible jokes aside, I really do like a recipe that comes together in 30 minutes or less. Basically because most of my classes go until seven, so when I get back I'm not too keen on an hour prep. And I have a short attention span.

Farro is one of those foods that I pretty much always have lurking in my refrigerator. Like brown rice, I can make a whole bunch at the start of the week and then use it in a variety of ways later on. Ultimate time saver, and it tastes pretty good. Below is one of the recipes I turn to often when I'm crunched for time but still want a good, wholesome dinner.

Farro Stir-fry with Snow Peas and Carrots


3/4 cup farro (or brown rice)
1 cup snow peas
1 cup chopped carrots
tamari/soy sauce


Combine the farro and two cups of water in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Cook for roughly twenty minutes, until all the water is absorbed. The farro should be tender, but firm to the bite. Remove to a serving bowl.

In a separate saucepan, boil the carrots until tender. Remove carrots and boil the snow peas. Add the cooked vegetables to the farro. Pour soy sauce on top and mix.

What is your go-to weeknight meal?


  1. Haha! I love that you made a Michael Scott reference. That makes me smile. :)

    Spaghetti is always a great go to meal for us.

  2. I agree - 30 minutes or less is the best on weeknights - Stirfrys are a great standby. Also, fish. I broil salmon (wrapped in parchment or foil) for 20-30 minutes while using my rice cooked to make either brown rice or quinoa. While that is happening you are free to make veggies of your choice and the viola! Add anything to the fish packet, I like tamari, fresh grated ginger, and thai chili paste. YUMZO.

  3. That looks pretty good. Stir fry's are my go-to meal as well.

    Once I had a farro burger in Oahu....so good!

  4. Mmm this sounds good! My favorite go-to meal is definitely spaghetti-you only need three ingredients; sauce, parm and noodles and you've got yourself the perfect meal!

  5. I want to try farro so badly! This sounds delicious!