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Customizable Farro Bowl

Featuring one fiber-rich grain, this bowl recipe will help you fuel up and get plenty of this commonly-missed nutrient.

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Are you getting enough fiber? Odds are you think you’re getting plenty, but the reality is you’re likely not. It’s estimated that just over 7 percent of Americans are actually meeting their daily recommended fiber intake. Fortunately, our Farro Bowl makes it a breeze to eat more (and it’s customizable, too!).

The base of this bowl is farro, which makes for a filling, hunger-satisfying starting point. Chances are you already know and love this chewy and tasty grain, but did you know that farro is also jammed with nutrients? Each nutty kernel delivers a wallop of fiber, protein, iron and magnesium. Originally farmed in Mesopotamia, the word farro is simply Italian for “ancient wheat grain.” The generalized term refers to three varieties of hearty wheat – einkorn (small grain), emmer (medium grain) and spelt (large grain). The most common variety in North America is emmer.

Looking for ways to customize this Farro Bowl recipe? You can easily mix and match different ingredients you have on hand, or you can try our guide to creating a totally customized grain bowl with varied sauces, flavor additions and fresh veggies. With farro as your first ingredient, the possibilities and combinations are almost endless.

Farro Bowl

Prep Time
25 min
Cook Time
10 min
35 min


  • 2 cups farro
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • ¼ tsp sea salt and ground black pepper
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 3 watermelon radishes, thinly sliced
  • 1 recipe Gojuchang Dressing
  • 1 recipe Pickled Cabbage
  • 2 green onions, sliced diagonally


  1. Cook farro according to package directions.
  2. In a large skillet over medium-high, heat oil. Season chicken and add to skillet. Reduce heat to low and cook for 9 minutes, flip chicken and cook for another 6 minutes. Turn off heat, loosely cover and rest. Slice.
  3. Meanwhile, place 1 inch of water in a small pot and bring to a simmer. Add broccoli, cover and reduce heat to low. Cook for 3 minutes and drain.
  4. To assemble, divide farro among 4 bowls. Top each with one-quarter of the chicken, broccoli and radishes. Drizzle with dressing and garnish with Pickled Cabbage and green onion.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size ¼ of recipe
  • Calories 621
  • Carbohydrate Content 83 g
  • Cholesterol Content 63 mg
  • Fat Content 15 g
  • Fiber Content 12 g
  • Protein Content 39 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 2.5 g
  • Sodium Content 664 mg
  • Sugar Content 9 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat Content 8 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content 3 g