Farro with Shrimp, Garlic, Lemon Zest and Parsley


Farro with Shrimp, Garlic, Lemon Zest and Parsley

Farro with Shrimp, Garlic, Lemon Zest and Parsley recipe, brought to you by MiNDFOOD. Farro is an ancient wholegrain full of nutrients such as vitamin E, potassium and fiber. Use as a substitute for rice or couscous.


Serves 4

1 c farro (2 1/2 c cooked)

1 3/4 c water

1/2 tsp salt, divided

2 Tbsp olive oil

1 lb lg shrimp, shelled and deveined

3 cloves garlic, minced

1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper, divided

1/4 c white wine or reduced-sodium chicken broth

3 Tbsp minced parsley

Freshly grated zest of 2 lemons


1 Toast farro in medium saucepan over medium heat until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add water and 1/4 teaspoon of the salt and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer 20 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand 10 minutes.

2 Heat oil over medium-high heat in large skillet and add shrimp. Saute 1 1/2 minutes and add garlic, 1/8 teaspoon of the pepper, and 1/8 teaspoon of the salt. Saute 1 1/2 minutes longer. Pour into a bowl.

3 Add wine to pan and scrape up anything stuck to pan bottom. Add farro, 1/8 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper and saute, stirring frequently, 2 minutes. Stir in shrimp mixture, parsley, and lemon zest and serve.

Quick Ideas for Farro:

– Risotto: Substitute farro for rice in your favorite recipe.

– Stuffed tomatoes or peppers: Use cooked farro instead of bread or rice.


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