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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

{One Pot Mexican Style Farro}

Before we even jump into this post... how much do you love the new burlap place mats?  My sister got them for me as a birthday gift, and I am absolutely smitten with them!  She gave me a set of 6 and they all have cute little sayings on them... like "Try it, you may like it" and "Keep your elbows off the table!"  Yes, I am in love!  

Ok, now I can begin to tell you about this absolutely delicious One Pot Mexican Style Farro.  Which I am also pretty smitten with!  Mexican food or should I say spicy food in general holds a special place in my heart!  And this delicious little one pot dish definitely packs the heat and flavor... which wins over my taste buds!     

You know what makes this little dish even better?  The fact that you only use one pot!  Less dishes always equal a win in my book!   Make this flavor packed farro as a side dish or enjoy as a light lunch/dinner on its own!  Either way you cannot go wrong! 

One Pot Mexican Style Farro
Brunch N'Cupcakes
Serves 4

2 Cups Quick Cooking Farro (I use Trader Joe's Brand- 10 Minute Farro) 
1 1/2 Cups Chicken Broth 
1 - 15 Oz. Can Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilies -  Undrained
1/2 Medium Onion coarsely chopped 
1/2 Medium Red Pepper coarsely chopped 
1/3 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese 
1 Teaspoon Coconut Oil 
1 Large Handful fresh Cilantro Chopped 
2 Teaspoons Garlic Powder 
1/4 Teaspoon Salt 
1/2 Teaspoon Pepper 
 1 1/2 Teaspoon Cumin and Chili Powder 
1/4 Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper (optional)

1- In a medium sauce pan heat coconut oil.  Add in onion and saute 3 minutes.  Add in red pepper and saute for an additional 2 minutes.  
2- Add chicken broth, tomatoes and spices to the sauce pan, bring to a boil. 
3- Once broth mixture is boiling carefully stir in farro - reduce heat to a simmer. 
4- Cook farro until liquid has been absorbed and farro is fully cooked (about 10-15 minutes). 
5- Pull sauce pan from heat, stir in black beans, cheese and cilantro. 
Serve immediately with more cilantro for garnish and cheese if desired!  

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