Thursday, April 4, 2013

Quinoa and Farro Pilaf

Quinoa and farro.  My two favorite grains.  A marriage made in heaven!  What can I say?...  You get the advantages of all of these.  

Try this instead of the standard rice or potatoes for an incredible side dish.  I can't say much more about this.  It is a jewel and I hope you try it, for all the reasons listed above.

QUINOA and FARRO PILAF (4-6 side servings)

1/2 cup quinoa
1/2 cup farro
1/2 sweet onion, chopped
1 cup kale, chopped
1 tsp minced garlic
1/2-1 cup chopped butternut squash (baked or microwaved)
1/4 cup dried cherries, craisins, or chopped dried apricots (I left this out)
1/4 cup toasted pistachios

Combine quinoa and farro in a pot with 2 cups of water and a boullion cube or chicken stock.  Bring to a boil, then simmer until water is absorbed (maybe about 1/2 hour?)

Meanwhile, in a saute pan saute onion, kale, garlic, and squash.

Add cooking grains to onion mixture then add fruit (if using) and pistachios.

Recipe Source:  David Venable's (QVC) blog (submitted by kimmdrop 1-16-13 @ 10:46 p.m., Post #64 under "Quinoa")

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