One of my favorite "throw together" meals is this grounding and nourishing "fried rice" recipe with farro as a rice substitute (for extra protein and a really nice toothsome texture). By "throw together" meals I am referring to the type of healthy dish I almost always have the ingredients for on hand. I can throw this together in no time without going shopping for extra groceries in a pinch.
The recipe I am outlining below is very versatile and customizable as far as what produce to use, and whether you want it to be plant-based or include animal protein. When I make this for my partner and myself, I almost always add organic chicken. I threw in some red onion, cabbage, carrots and snow peas this time around! Other recommendations would be green peas, bean sprouts, water chestnuts, scallion, mushrooms, bok choy, broccoli and spinach.
What You Need
1 cup cooked farro
1 tbsp olive oil or cooking oil of your choice
6 Chicken breast tenders cut into pieces (optional)
Salt (to season chicken and to taste)
1/2 red onion, chopped
1 tsp minced garlic
1 inch peeled and minced ginger
Handful of each, produce of your choice- I used cabbage, carrots and snow peas.
Coconut aminos or Bragg's liquid aminos (to taste)
2 eggs of the highest quality you can find (cage-free, pastured, organic, etc.)
How to Make It
Cook 1 cup of farro until tender but still chewy (takes about 15 minutes).
If adding animal protein, in a separate pan, cook meat through and set aside.
While farro is cooking (about 1/3 of the way cooked), heat olive oil in a pan over high heat and add in red onion.
Add garlic and ginger and cook until onion is becoming translucent, stirring frequently.
Add about 2 tbsp aminos and a dash of salt and stir. Remember to remove farro from heat once it is cooked through.
Add the rest of the produce and cook through until tender, stirring frequently.
When veggies are tender, add farro and optional animal protein to the pan and stir.
Create a corner in the pan and crack eggs into pan, and salt lightly. Scramble eggs separately from the rest of the ingredients. Once scrambled, stir eggs into mixture.
Remove from heat and serve.