Farm House Faro, Risotto-Style
- 2 tbsps olive oil
- 1 medium yellow onion coarsely chopped
- 1 fennel bulb coarsely chopped
- 6 button mushrooms coarsely chopped
- 1 1/2 cups faro
- 5 cups low fat, low salt chicken broth
- 2 tbsps finely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
Bring the chicken stock to a simmer in a medium saucepan and keep warm over medium heat.
Heat the olive oil in a separate large saucepan. Add the onion, fennel and mushrooms and cook over medium low heat, stirring often, until the onion is soft and translucent. Add the faro and stir to cover with the olive oil for about 2 minutes. Begin adding the chicken stock, one ladle at a time, until the faro is tender, about 20 minutes. You may not need to use all the stock. Stir in the cheese and serve immediately.
Farm House Broccolini
Mike likes to cook broccolini rather than broccoli because he finds it a bit sweeter with a mellow flavor, allowing it to blend well with other dishes.
- 2 bunches broccolini
- Extra virgin olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
Trim the toughest parts of the stems. Steam the broccolini about 5 minutes until it turns bright green and is tender-crunchy. Dress lightly with the olive oil and salt and pepper and serve with the pork cutlets and risotto-style faro.