Farro Risotto with Kale, Sausage, and Chianti Wine
Here’s a bit of a spin on risotto. Here farro is used rather than short-grained rice. Farro is a whole grain, with a nutty taste and a lot of nutrients. Because it’s a whole grain it will take longer to cook than white short grain rice. Also, the dish won’t be quite as creamy, but just as delicious. The warm spicy notes of the Chianti wine pair beautifully with the dark leafy kale and the sweet Italian sausage. The Chianti wine also imparts a beautiful deep rose hue to the dish, which complements the dark green of the kale. This would also be a great fall/winter/holiday dish.