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

Joanne Weir
Recipe by Cooking Light September 2011

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Credit: Nina Choi

Recipe Summary

hands-on:
35 mins
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Yield:
Serves 8 (serving size: 4 ounces)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Preheat oven to 425°.

  • 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.

  • 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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Nutrition Facts

202 calories; fat 5.8g; saturated fat 1.3g; mono fat 3g; poly fat 0.8g; protein 25.7g; carbohydrates 12.2g; fiber 2.2g; cholesterol 96mg; iron 3.3mg; sodium 371mg; calcium 31mg.
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