How to Cook Farro in Your Solar Oven

how to cook farro in a solar oven

You've probably seen recipes lately calling for farro. This ancient grain is gaining popularity for its health benefits and ability to adapt to different recipes. Farro is a great source of protein, fiber, antioxidants and B vitamins. It also provides iron magnesium and zinc. Its somewhat chewy, nutty flavor adds interest to salads and side dishes. 

Since it is a quick cooking grain, farro a great candidate for the solar cooker. Once cooked, it can be drained of cooking water like pasta so you don't have to worry about the perfect water to grain ratio. As always if you start with warm or hot water, you'll reduce your cooking time. 

We used:

1/2 cup farro
3/4 cup hot water
pinch of salt

Place all ingredients in your Graniteware pan, cover, and put it in your preheated Solavore Sport. Without using reflectors, the farro was perfectly cooked in one hour with no remaining water in the pan.

 

 

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