Baked Faro with Pancetta and HerbsJeff Jackson | Delicious Living
- Serves: 8 people
- Calories per serving: 214
Faro (hulled spelt berries), an ancient, nutty grain, makes a delicious side dish. Look for it in specialty markets, Italian groceries, and well-stocked bulk bins. No need to remove small herb leaves from stems; they’ll fall off during cooking.
- Preheat oven to 325°. Over medium-high heat, sauté pancetta or bacon until crisp in a medium ovenproof saucepan with a lid. Pour off all but 1 teaspoon fat. Reduce heat to medium-low; add onion, carrot, celery, and garlic and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Add all remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Cover, transfer to oven, and bake for 1 1/2 hours, until most of the liquid is absorbed and faro is tender. Remove herb stems and bay leaves before serving.
PER SERVING: 214 cal, 6g fat, 2g sat fat, 14mg chol, 9g protein, 32g carb, 4g fiber, 404mg sodium