One-Pot Farro with Carrots and Chickpeas

updated Jun 30, 2020
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One-Pot Farro with Carrots and Chickpeas

This quick and easy farro with veggies and beans can play both a wholesome vegan main dish or a satisfying side.

Serves4

Prep5 minutes

Cook15 minutes to 17 minutes

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Farro, carrots, and chickpeas in a dutch oven
Credit: Photo: Joe Lingeman; Food Styling: Brett Regot

With its nutty flavor and chewy texture, farro is an easy whole grain to love. Here, the versatile grain forms the base for one of the fastest feel-good meals we know. Cook the farro in a big pot, stir in protein-packed chickpeas and a bag of seasoned frozen carrots, and you’ve got a three-ingredient dinner that’s ready in 20 minutes.

The real star of this meal is Trader Joe’s 10-Minute Farro, which is par-boiled and shaves off a significant portion of the cook time. The frozen Colorful Carrot Coins are also an unsung Trader Joe’s find: They’re packed with built-in flavor, thanks to extra-virgin olive oil, thyme, sea salt, and black pepper. Serve this one-pot farro as a meatless main, or as a side dish for meat or fish.

Credit: Photo: Joe Lingeman; Food Styling: Brett Regot

One-Pot Farro with Carrots and Chickpeas

This quick and easy farro with veggies and beans can play both a wholesome vegan main dish or a satisfying side.

Prep time 5 minutes

Cook time 15 minutes to 17 minutes

Serves 4

Nutritional Info

Ingredients

  • 1

    (8.8-ounce) package Trader Joe’s 10-Minute Farro

  • 1

    (14-ounce) can chickpeas

  • 1

    (14-ounce) bag Trader Joe’s frozen Colorful Carrot Coins

  • Kosher salt

  • Freshly ground black pepper

  • Chopped fresh parsley, for serving (optional)

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.

  2. Add 1 (8.8-ounce) package 10-Minute Farro and boil until just tender, 10 to 12 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, drain and rinse 1 (14-ounce) can chickpeas.

  4. Drain the farro well and return it to the pot, off the heat. Stir in chickpeas and 1 (14-ounce) bag frozen Colorful Carrot Coins. Cover and let steam for 5 minutes. Taste and season with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper and garnish with chopped fresh parsley, if desired, and serve.

Recipe Notes

Storage: Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.