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Recipe by Bluebird Grain Farms


1 Cup Bluebird Emmer Farro 
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1 Red onion, Chopped
2 Cups potato, cut in 1 inch cubes
1 large clove garlic, chopped
2 ½ Tablespoons curry powder or paste (Vadouvan, or Mae Ploy Panang)
1 Tablespoon sugar
2 Lime leaves (fresh or dried) torn in half
1 Can coconut milk
2 Cups winter squash (kabocha) cut in 1 inch cubes
1 Cup water
2 Cups cooked garbanzo beans (drained canned or fresh cooked)
1 Tablespoon fish sauce (or substitute soy sauce)
1 Teaspoon kosher salt
1 Teaspoon rice vinegar or lime juice
Optional toppings: fresh shredded vegetables (cabbage, radish, carrot, etc.), shredded coconut, roasted peanuts, lime wedges, hot sauce (such as sriracha)

Place farro in a medium pot and add 3 cups of water and a pinch of salt. Cover, bring to a boil, turn heat down to low and simmer for 40 minutes.

While farro is cooking, heat a large heavy-bottomed pan over medium high heat. Add the oil and onion, stir and cook for 1 minute. Add the potatoes, garlic, curry and sugar, stir and cook for 1 minute. Add the lime leaves, coconut milk, and squash, stir and add enough water to just cover the vegetables (about 1 cup). Cover and bring to a simmer, then reduce heat and simmer until vegetables are almost tender, about 20 minutes.

Drain the farro over a bowl (to save the liquid). Add farro, garbanzo beans, fish sauce and salt to the curry. Add farro cooking water to curry until it reaches your desired consistency. Cover and simmer for another 10 minutes. Uncover, remove lime leaves, and add rice vinegar. Serve alongside bowls of toppings such as fresh shredded vegetables, shredded coconut, lime wedges and roasted peanuts.

Pass the hot sauce and Enjoy!