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Farro with Chicken Sausage and Apples

Farro photoFarro is a truly whole grain form of any one of 3 different varieties of wheat. It is similar to barley which could also be used in this recipe. It has a nutty flavor and a crunchy texture. I selected Trader Joe’s “10 minute FARRO” to try and this recipe is my version of the recipe on the  package. Typically farro can take 45 minutes but this version is pre-cooked, saving you preparation time.

  • 1 heaping cup of 10 min Farro (uncooked)
  • 3 Sweet Italian Chicken Sausages, casings removed (or use ground chicken or turkey and a teaspoon of dried Italian herbs for a lower salt version)
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 cup diced Onions
  • 1-3 cloves of Garlic, chopped or minced
  • 1 large Apple, 1/2″ dice
  • Red chili flakes and salt to taste (optional)

Cook farro according to package directions and set aside. In a large skillet over moderate heat, crumble the sausage and stir occasionally until browned;  drain fat and set aside. Add olive oil to the pan to heat then add onion, garlic and apple.  Saute until tender, about 5 minutes. Add farro and sausage back to the skillet. Taste; season if desired with salt and chili flakes. Stir until warmed, about another 1 or 2 minutes. This recipe makes 4 meal portions. Serve with a salad and sliced oranges for dessert for a delicious Mediterranean dinner.

Farro with Chicken Sausage & Apples Food Label

 

 

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