Farro with Sweet Potato and Kale Pilaf
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Easy, healthy and delicious farro pilaf.
Recipe type: Main Dishes
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Serves: 4
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 cup pearled farro
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 medium size sweet potato, peeled and cut into ½ inch cubes
  • 3 cups chopped fresh kale
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced
  • ½ cup slivered almonds
  • 1 teaspoon mediterranean sumac
  • ½ teaspoon Aleppo pepper or cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander
  • salt to taste
  1. Place the farro in pot, add 4 cups of water, little salt and bring to a boil. Cook for about 15 minutes. Remove from the heat, drain and set the farro aside.
  2. Heat the olive oil in heavy pan. Cook the onion until just it start to turn golden. Add the farro, stir and cook for couple minutes.
  3. Add the diced sweet potatoes, stir and cook for few minutes. Add 1 cup of water and cook over medium heat, stirring often until the potatoes are little soft.--you want the potato to stay firm--.
  4. Add the rest of the vegetables and the seasoning. Stir and cook for couple minutes.
  5. Taste, adjust the seasoning and then add the slivered almonds. Stir, turn off the heat. Allow the pilaf to rest for 10 minutes and then serve. This dish is great hot or cold.
Recipe by Sanaa Cooks at http://sanaacooks.com/2016/06/farro-with-sweet-potato-and-kale-pilaf/