Farro “Risotto” Sorta

We got a Cuisinart electric pressure cooker and while I think I’ve got beans and chili nailed down, I think my grains technique might take some time.  I decided to use the pressure cooker tonight to save some time since farro can take a while.  The pressure cooker did cook it quickly, but it was a bit watery at the end.  I decided to play that up and added some Parmesan cheese, lemon juice, freshly ground black pepper and a handful of crumbled basil leaves from the freezer.  Stirred it all up and let it simmer in the pressure cooker for a bit.  The result was some pretty delicious whole grains!  We had that with some tempeh that Phil marinated with olive oil, cider vinegar, lemon juice, Sriracha, salt & pepper that I sauteed and then some sauteed patty pan squash and caramelized onions.  I decided to cook everything separately and combine them at the end because squash tends to release a lot of water.  Behold!

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Update on the receipt stuff tomorrow.  Phil went shopping today and got some exciting stuff!


4 Comments on “Farro “Risotto” Sorta”

  1. Vivh says:

    Yum, yum, yum! That looks delicious.

  2. Karima says:

    Even though I really don’t like tempeh, that looks really,reaaally good. Yum.

  3. tara says:

    So a $100 kitchen appliance doesn’t count against your food budget?

    • tinaspins says:

      Well, considering we received it as a wedding present, no, it doesn’t count against our FOOD budget. It’s a food budget people, not an appliance budget or a household budget.


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