Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Farro Soup (good for boredom AND torture)

Farro is one of those grains that I pull out every now and again when I'm feeling bored with the ones I commonly use.
and when I want to torture my children.

I do my best to camouflage it in a soup.
hiding it well among the carrots and stars.

They deftly pick around it
until I coerce them into taking 3 bites...
When that fails, I resort to bribery.
Dumdums works well.

Farro Soup
*by Heidi Swanson

2 TBSP olive oil
2 large onions
1 cup sweet potatoes- peeled & diced
kosher salt
2 TBSP curry powder
2/3 cup farro, rinsed
1 1/4 cups french lentils, rinsed
4 cups beef stock
2 cups water
lemon flavored greek yogurt
lemon zest

Heat oil over medium high heat and add onion and sweet potato.
Sprinkle with a 4 finger pinch of salt.
saute for a few minutes, until soft.

Add curry powder and stir.

Add farro, lentils, stock and water.
Bring to a boil.
Cover & simmer for about 45 minutes, or until farro is done.

Season with salt.

Spoon into bowls and top with a dollop of yogurt and some extra zest.

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