Lunch / Dinner
Bursting with colorful veggies, this whole-grain risotto is a healthy Italian-inspired meal or side. If you’re among the growing number of people seeking meatless meal options, we have fabulous recipes for you — you’ll be hard-pressed to pick a favorite.
Farro has been around since as far back as 20,000 years ago. This ancient grain is high in fiber and full of complex carbohydrates.
Heat oil in a sauté pan over medium. Add chard stems and onion; cook until just tender, 3–4 minutes. Add garlic and pepper flakes and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in farro until coated with oil and it begins to toast, 1–2 minutes.
Deglaze pan with wine; simmer until nearly evaporated. Stir in 1¾ cups broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer mixture, covered, until farro is tender, about 25 minutes.
Stir in tomatoes and chard leaves; cook until chard wilts, 3–5 minutes, then stir in ¼ cup Parmesan. If risotto seems too thick, stir in additional broth. Stir in lemon juice and season risotto with salt and pepper.
Top servings with Parmesan and parsley.
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 13%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 8mg 2%
Sodium 457mg 19%
Carbs 46g 15%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.