The Whole Truth: Grains You Need in Your Diet -- Research Summary
RECIPE FOR FARRO AND GREEN BEANS:
1 cup of farro, raw
8 oz. of green beans, steamed and chopped
.25 c. of Parmesan cheese, grated
1 Tbs. olive oil
Add farro and 2 c of water to a pot and bring to a boil. Simmer for about twenty to thirty minutes until tender, but firm. Drain the farro in a colander. Transfer to a serving plate. Mix with green beans, Parmesan cheese and the olive oil. Yields four servings.
Per serving: 190 calories, 6 grams of fat, 9 grams of fiber, 10 grams of protein, and only 80 mg. of sodium. Farro has a protective husk that makes the use of harmful pesticides not needed. Also, it is an excellent source of protein and fiber. (Source: Elisabetta Politi, MPH, RD)