Are you a fan of delectable meals presented in a bowl? Look no further! We have just the recipe for you. With leftover steak and fresh garden veggies, we present to you the Steak Farro Bowl. Read on to discover how to whip up this delicious creation!
The Pleasure of Bowl Meals
If you’ve been following our culinary journey, you may have noticed our affinity for meals served in bowls. Typically, we create nutritious bowls for lunch or dinner, but we’ve also embraced the concept for scrumptious breakfast options. It’s versatility at its finest!
In this particular recipe, we’ve chosen to use farro as our grain of choice. Farro, with its nutty flavor and incredible versatility, belongs to the ancient grain family. As a cultivated food staple for several centuries, farro offers a beautiful blend of nutrition and flavor.
Farro belongs to the wheat family, which means it contains gluten. However, for those without dietary restrictions, farro is considered a superfood, packed with fiber, protein, vitamin B, magnesium, and zinc. When paired with steak and fresh garden veggies, this meal becomes a healthy delight for you and your loved ones. Let’s prove that healthy food can be anything but bland and tasteless!
What You Will Need To Make Our Steak Farro Bowl
To embark on this culinary adventure, you’ll need a few key ingredients. Let’s take a look:
Farro: To cook farro, the general rule of thumb is one cup of farro to two and a half cups of water. However, for added flavor, try substituting water with vegetable or bone broth/stock. In this recipe, we used low-sodium beef broth.
Broth or Stock: Using a flavorful stock or broth when preparing farro elevates the dish from good to outstanding. Experiment with different stocks for a variety of flavors. For example, seafood stock can take farro to new heights when used in a seafood stir-fry.
Steak: In this recipe, we utilized leftover flank steak, cut into smaller pieces. However, feel free to exercise your creativity by choosing your protein of choice. If you prefer a meatless option, go ahead and make it a wholesome vegetarian delight. The possibilities are endless!
Veggies: Personalize your bowl by adding your favorite vegetables. For us, there isn’t a vegetable we wouldn’t embrace. In this grain bowl, we included sautéed julienned carrots, celery, chopped kale, and chopped zucchini. As a finishing touch, we topped the dish with raw veggies such as baby bok choy, red onion, and green onions. Fresh herbs like lemon thyme, tarragon, and mint added an extra layer of flavor.
Seasoning: In this particular bowl, we seasoned the farro with garlic, freshly cracked black peppercorns, sea salt, turmeric, sweet paprika, and fenugreek. However, feel free to experiment with your preferred seasonings to make the dish truly your own.
Steak Farro Bowl Recipe
Makes 4 (2 cups) Servings
- 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1/3 cup carrots
- 1/3 cup sliced celery
- 1/2 cup zucchini, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
- 1 cup chopped kale
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 cups cooked farro
- 1/2 tablespoon turmeric
- 1 teaspoon ground fenugreek
- 3/4 teaspoon sweet paprika
- 3/4 teaspoon sea salt or Kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly cracked black peppercorns
- 3 ounces steak per bowl
- Sliced red onion
- Sprigs of fresh thyme
- Sliced green onion
- Baby Bok Choy
Cook the farro according to the package instructions, using low-sodium beef broth instead of water.
Heat the extra virgin olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
When the oil is hot, sauté the carrots, kale, zucchini, garlic, and celery. Season with sea salt or Kosher salt and freshly cracked black peppercorns.
Stir in the cooked farro and season with freshly cracked black peppercorns, sea salt, turmeric, sweet paprika, and fenugreek. Mix well.
Spoon the mixture into serving bowls and add 3 ounces of chopped steak to each bowl. Finish with the raw toppings of sliced red and green onions, baby bok choy, and sprigs of fresh thyme.
Serve and savor the flavors!
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- How To Grill A Steak On A Charcoal Grill
Unleash Your Culinary Creativity
Now that you possess the recipe for one of the best Buddha bowls ever, it’s time to make a list, head to your favorite supermarket, and embark on this flavorful adventure. If you’re an avid gardener, this is the perfect opportunity to make use of all those summer veggies. Furthermore, farro can easily replace rice in various dishes. Try a farro stir-fry or a hearty meal of baked chicken and farro. The possibilities are endless!
We would love to hear from you. When you prepare this dish, drop us a line and share your experience. We’re confident it will be both delicious and nutritious!