Yesterday I made a big pot of kidney beans intending to have them as the ubiquitous and ever-popular “red beans and rice” for lunch today for my Louisiana Bean Boy.
But also yesterday, I experimented with Farro, and thought that it might go good with the beans. Oh, my – yes it did! Bean Boy loved it!
Want to know more about farro? A friend did a blog post on it a year or so ago, so I will direct you there to see for yourself.
I cooked mine a little differently from hers, so it came out a lot softer than shown in the picture. When at all possible, I “cook” grains in my Nissan-Thermos vacuum bottle because it does such a nice, even job without any additional heat after the water is boiled.
What you see above is probably not the farro – it was buried far too deeply with other goodies by the time I thought to take a photo of it. I can tell you, however, that this lunch made a huge hit with Bean Boy, and he forgot entirely that I had promised him French Onion Soup for lunch today.
That will materialize tomorrow.