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.