Photo: Nina Choi
Hands-on Time
35 Mins
Total Time
1 Hour 15 Mins
Serves 8 (serving size: 4 ounces)

Farro is an ancient wheat grain. If you can't find it, substitute wheat berries.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine first 3 ingredients in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Cover and simmer 20 minutes or until tender. Drain; discard cinnamon stick.

Step 2

Heat 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add onion; sauté 6 minutes or until tender. Add garlic; sauté 1 minute, stirring constantly.

Step 3

Combine farro, onion mixture, figs, parsley, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and the next 4 ingredients (through egg) in a medium bowl.

Step 4

Preheat oven to 425°.

Step 5

Slice pork lengthwise, cutting to, but not through, other side. Open halves. Place pork between sheets of plastic wrap; pound to 1/4 inch. Top pork with farro, and leave 1/2-inch border. Roll, starting with long side; secure pork with picks.

Step 6

Sprinkle the pork evenly with 3/4 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large ovenproof skillet. Add pork; cook for 6 minutes, browning all sides. Place pan in oven; bake pork at 425° for 15 minutes or until a thermometer registers 145°. Remove pork from pan; let stand 5 minutes. Slice.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

JamieMiller16's Review

May 11, 2012
Love it. Made it twice. Used dates because I had a ton in the freezer!

JimPalmSprings's Review

August 22, 2011
Made this tonight - thought it was wonderful!!! I had a bit of a problem finding a couple of the ingredcients here in Palm Springs but it was well worth the effort!