Do you ever have weeks where you feel like there’s not enough time in the world to complete all of the things that you need to do? I’m currently having one of those weeks. It feels as if the work never stops piling up, and I complete one task only to whirl around and find another one nagging at me to complete it. Yeah, it’s just one of those weeks…
As I sat in over an hour of traffic tonight, driving home under the downpour of rain, I mulled over what recipe to post for the evening. I figured that I’d want to share something warm and savory with you, because I think we can all agree that warm home cooked meals after a long day at work are one of the best ways to end your day.
One of my favorite dishes to make and consume is this Baked Farro Teriyaki Dish!
The slight crispy edges of the tofu along with the chewy farro and flavorful mushrooms is just so yummy. I can never eat only one bowl, especially not when the tofu has been marinated in a teriyaki sauce before being baked in the oven. And taken fresh out of the oven, this dish will make your taste buds dance like they never have before.
I’m slightly salivating thinking about how tasty this dish is. Recipe is below!
- 1½ cups farro
- 2 cups vegetable broth
- ½ cup water
- 1 14 oz. container firm tofu (sliced)
- ½-1 cup teriyaki sauce (from Trader Joe's)
- 15 mushrooms (sliced)
- ½ onion (diced)
- 1-2 Tbsp olive oil
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit
- In a small pot, add broth, water, and farro. Bring the pot to a boil and cook the farro until all liquid has been evaporated.Lower the heat and cover the pot for 5 minutes (check frequently) and then turn off the heat.
- Marinate the sliced tofu with Teriyaki sauce in a bowl and let it sit for 15 minutes. Line a baking sheet with foil and spread the tofu onto the foil (don't take the liquid). Drizzle a little bit of olive oil over the tofu and bake the tofu at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for about 15-20 minutes (or until the tofu has browned). Then remove the tofu from the oven.
- In a small pan, heat olive oil and sautee onions and mushrooms, sprinkle a little bit of salt (about a pinch) over the mushrooms, and sautee until the mushrooms have cooked.
- Lower the oven heat to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- In a glass bowl that can be baked, fill it with the cooked farro. Scoop the mushrooms and onions over the farro (do NOT take the liquid). Arrange the mushrooms and onions so that they are centered over the farro. Lay the tofu on the farro, but place the tofu facing up on the side that had been facing down in the oven earlier. Bake the whole dish for another 15-20 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Remove from oven and serve hot.
Whole grains, proteins, and veggies – this dish meets 3 of your essential food groups! I’d still suggest adding another side dish of vegetables or beans to your meal if this is all you’re eating for dinner, though.
All in all, it’s an explosion of savory flavor in your mouth. One bite will only leave you dying for more.
Tomorrow’s Friday, thank gosh! I am in desperate need of some sleep before the half marathon on Sunday, and I also need to function as a normal human being again. Have a fantastic end to your week and stay happy and healthy y’all! Maybe this dish can be your ‘not so traditional’ Superbowl dish!