substitute for farro or barley

I'm enjoying your new cookbook, A New Way to Dinner. Can you suggest a sub for barley in Merrill's Fall salad and for farro in Amanda's Winter dish?

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  • December 14, 2016
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Robin
Robin December 14, 2016

Both Barley and Farro are hearty, but you may try a nice brown rice or buckwheat or Israeli Couscous.

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Mary December 14, 2016

Thanks! I'll give buckwheat a try. By the way, couscous is a wheat product. Not gluten free.

Elizabeth
Elizabeth December 14, 2016

You could use wheat berries, since they have a nice chewy texture and retain their shape when cooked, like farro and barley.

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Mary
Mary December 14, 2016

I need a gluten free option.

PHIL
PHIL December 14, 2016

why do you want to sub?

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Mary December 14, 2016

I can't eat gluten.

Windischgirl
Windischgirl December 14, 2016

I would use a short-grain brown rice or one of the exotic rices like red rice, bamboo rice, or forbidden rice. Buckwheat is tasty but does have a strong flavor that may overpower the other ingredients.

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