This simple grain dish cooks to perfection in the slow cooker. To make this a heartier main dish, add a little more ham and serve with a tossed salad or top with a poached egg.
- 1 cup farro
- 2 to 4 slices of diced bacon or about 1/2 cup of diced ham
- 2 1/2 cups chicken broth
- 1 bay leaf
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon dried leaf thyme
- 1 cup thawed frozen peas
- salt, to taste
In a slow cooker, combine the farro, ham or bacon, chicken broth, bay leaf, parsley, onion, pepper, and thyme. Cover and cook on HIGH for 2 1/2 to 3 hours, until farro is tender and most of the liquid has been absorbed. Add thawed peas and continue cooking for 15 minutes longer.
Taste and add salt, as needed.
Serves 4 to 6.
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