Stir-Fried Farro With Garlicky Kale and Poached Egg Recipe

Photograph: Emily and Matt Clifton. Video: Serious Eats Video.

Why It Works

  • Vinegar adds a subtle tanginess to the greens and farro—just what they need to really come to life.

Tender farro, sautéed kale, and a perfectly poached egg. If that's not a good breakfast, we don't know what is.


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Recipe Facts

Active: 25 mins
Total: 40 mins
Serves: 4 servings

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  • 1 1/2 cups farro (300g; 10 ounces)

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil (30ml), plus more for drizzling

  • 2 medium shallots (160g; 6 ounces), thinly sliced (about 3/4 cup)

  • 3 medium cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 large bunch lacinato (Tuscan) kale, washed, tough stems removed and discarded, and roughly chopped (about 300g ; 10 ounces after de-stemming)

  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar (30ml)

  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • 4 large eggspoached or fried

  • Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, for shaving (optional)

  • Chile sauce, for serving (optional)


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and add farro. Lower heat and simmer until farro is tender but not mushy, about 20 minutes (different brands of farro can have significantly different cooking times, so start checking at 20 minutes, but be prepared to simmer longer). Drain and set aside.

  2. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add shallots and cook until softened, about 4 minutes. Add garlic and cook 30 seconds longer. Add kale and cook, tossing, until wilted, about 4 minutes. Add farro and vinegar and toss until farro is warmed through. Season with salt and pepper.

  3. Divide kale and grains into 4 bowls. Top each with an egg, seasoning with salt and pepper. Garnish with shaved Parmesan, if using. Serve, passing chili sauce at the table, if desired.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
424 Calories
13g Fat
62g Carbs
19g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 424
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 186mg 62%
Sodium 333mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 62g 22%
Dietary Fiber 11g 38%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 33mg 165%
Calcium 114mg 9%
Iron 5mg 27%
Potassium 662mg 14%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)