Asiago White Beans and Farro

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This beautiful dish is a quick and easy way to incorporate this “old world grain.” Farro is a complex carbohydrate (aka good carb) packed with fiber, B vitamins, protein, zinc, iron and antioxidants!

Asiago White Beans and Farro
serves: 3 one-cup servings
~adapted from apinchofyum.com

INGREDIENTS
½ cup uncooked farro
1½ cups vegetable broth
1 cup canned white beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup halved cherry/grape tomatoes
2 cups baby kale or spinach
½ cup Asiago or Parmesan cheese
1 cup tomato sauce(read labels)
salt, pepper, and Italian herbs to taste

INSTRUCTIONS
Soak and rinse Farro. Soaking it overnight is recommended (not required). Place the Farro in a rice cooker with the broth. Start the rice cooker (On the brown rice setting), or if you don’t have a rice cooker, just cook it in a small pan on the stove according to package directions or in a slow cooker on high for 2-4 hours .
Add the white beans, tomatoes, kale/spinach, Asiago, and tomato sauce. Stir and season with additional salt and pepper and herbs. Enjoy!

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