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If you just can’t look at another side of rice or couscous, consider farro. This ancient Egyptian cousin of wheat cooks up like risotto but with a chewier, nuttier bite. Plus, it’s a nutrition powerhouse. With 170 calories per serving, a ¼ cup uncooked farro packs twice the protein and fiber of brown rice. For a speedy side that’s ready in just 20 minutes, simmer with sautéed onions, tomatoes, and chicken stock. Try one of our delicious recipes, like this Onion, Feta, and Bell Pepper Farro Salad.