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Farro is an ancient grain with a naturally nutty flavor and toothsome, chewy texture. You should be able to find it at health food stores and specialty or Italian grocers. If not, you can substitute wild rice for this recipe. Serve alongside grilled lamb chops or pan-seared halibut.

Farro is an ancient grain with a naturally nutty flavor and toothsome, chewy texture. It once was a mainstay of Middle Eastern and European cooking, but fell out of favor agriculturally over the years, replaced by other members of the wheat family which are easier to grow. It’s remained a mainstay of Tuscan cooking though and is making a comeback elsewhere, partially for it’s taste and partially because of it’s nutritional profile — it’s high in protein and fiber. You should be able to find it at health food stores and specialty or Italian grocers. If not, you can substitute wild rice for this recipe. Serve alongside grilled lamb chops or pan-seared halibut.