Farro Fried Rice Lunar New Year recipe on UrbanBlissLife.com
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Farro "Fried Rice"

This farro "fried rice" is a healthier, but stilly hearty version of your favorite Chinese fried rice!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian
Author: Marlynn Schotland, Urban Bliss Life


  • 1 cup uncooked farro which turns into 3 cups of cooked farro; Village Harvest Italian Pearled is my favorite variety
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup finely chopped onions
  • 2 garlic cloved minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated ginger or 1/4 teasoon ground ginger, but it's not going to be the same, folks!
  • 1 cup peeled cubed carrots
  • 1 cup peas
  • 1 cup corn
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 - 1/2 cups shrimp or chicken breast or pork loin that is cut into very small pieces


  • Cook farro according to package directions.
  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat.
  • Add the onions, garlic, and ginger. Stir with a wooden spoon and sauté for one minute.
  • Add the carrots, peas, and corn to the skillet, and stir well. Sauté all of the pretty veggies, stirring occasionally, for about 3-4 minutes.
  • Stir in the soy sauce and sesame oil.
  • Add your meat (shrimp, chicken, or pork) to the skillet and cook for 4-8 minutes, until the meat is fully cooked. I usually use cooked frozen shrimp that has been thawed, which takes about 5 minutes in the skillet. If you are using uncooked small pieces of of chicken breast or pork loin, you'll probably need to cook them for about 5-8 minutes.
  • Once the meat is cooked, add the cooked farro. Stir and cook for another minute or two, so that the farro soaks up all of the delicious flavors in the skillet.
  • Serve immediately.