October 5th, 2010 by Erin Gennow


We recently picked up a big bag of farro at Costco.  I had seen it used in recipes on cooking shows, but hadn’t tried it yet.  I thought it would be a nice change for a whole grain.  I use it just as a side dish or a bed of grains, but farro is also great in soups, stews, and salads.  It reminded me a lot of barley, just more brown in color.  It’s delicious with it’s chewy, nutty flavor.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Serves: About 3 cups, 6-8 servings.


1 cup of farro

3 cups of water (or vegetable, or chicken broth)

Sea salt or kosher salt, to taste


Wash the farro thoroughly in a fine mesh sieve.  Place it in a 4 quart pot and cover it with 3 cups of water (or use broth for added flavor).  Bring the farro to a boil, then turn it down to a simmer and cover the pot.  Simmer for 40 to 50 minutes.  Check it every now and then and add a bit more water if necessary if the farro is not finished cooking.  The farro is finished when the grains have puffed and are soft and chewy.  Fluff with a fork and serve as a bed of whole grains.


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