Warm Farro Cereal with Fresh Fruit

  • 1 cup farro
  • 1 cup milk or plain soy milk
  • 1-2 cups water
  • Fresh fruit of your choice (berries and peaches are delicious here!)
  • Honey or maple syrup (optional)

This dish is a different take on your standard hot oatmeal in the morning.  Farro is an ancient grain in the wheat family and has a rich, nutty flavor.  It’s fantastic with fresh berries or fruit and a small splash of honey or maple.

In a medium saucepan, combine the farro, milk and 1 cup water.  Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer.  Stir mixture every few minutes (this will help the cereal thicken).  Let the grains cook until tender (about 25 minutes) and the liquid has thickened.  If the liquid gets too low, add more water and continue cooking until grains are done.  Finish with fresh fruit and honey or maple syrup.