Who knew? Farro is one the world’s oldest grains. With 5 grams of fiber and 6 grams of protein it’s also healthy. And it’s so easy to add to this recipe. You can make this in one pot and keep it in the refrigerator for several days.
You can serve this on its own or with a salad and a good whole grain or pumpernickel bread. YUM!
This takes about 45 minutes to prepare start to finish and serves 4 people.
-1 -2 TBS olive oil
-4 links or 10oz of chicken sausage (we get these at Trader Joe’s, pick your favorite flavor)
-2 cloves garlic, minced
-1 tsp fennel seeds
-1 bunch of kale
-1 28oz. can of tomatoes (whole or diced)
-32 oz. low-sodium chicken broth
-1 cup of dry farro
-dice the chicken sausage into small pieces (cut lengthwise twice & then slice widthwise)
-dice onions and garlic
-rinse and chop kale
-add olive oil to Dutch oven or soup pot over medium heat
-brown sausage for about 10 minutes
-add onions, lower heat and sauté till softened, about 5 minutes
-add fennel and garlic, stir fry for 1 minute
-add tomatoes (if whole, break these with your hand into smaller pieces)
-add chicken broth
-add kale and farro
-bring to a boil
-cover and reduce heat to medium-low
-simmer for 20-25 minutes
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