Thursday, April 4, 2013
Quinoa and Farro Pilaf
Quinoa and farro. My two favorite grains. A marriage made in heaven! What can I say?... taste....texture....health. 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")