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Farro

How to Cook Farro


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  • Author: a Couple Cooks
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x

Description

Learning how to cook farro is quite straightforward. In this recipe, we show you how to cook farro and how we like to flavor it with garlic and herbs.

Note: For how to cook farro in a pressure cooker, go to Instant Pot Farro.


Ingredients

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  • 1 cup uncooked farro, pearled or semi-pearled (not whole)
  • 3 cups water
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 1 tablespoon butter or olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh herbs (thyme, oregano, chives, or basil), optional
  • 1 garlic clove, minced, optional

Instructions

  1. Rinse the farro under cold water in a fine mesh strainer. In a large saucepan, place the farro, water and 1/2 teaspoon of the kosher salt and bring it to a boil.
  2. Reduce the heat to a simmer, cover, and cook until the grains are tender, about 15 to 20 minutes for pearled farro and 25 to 30 minutes for semi-pearled farro. Taste test a grain to see if it is tender (if the package is unmarked, just cook until tender).
  3. Drain any excess water. Add the additional 1/4 teaspoon salt and the olive oil or butter. If using, stir in the minced garlic and herbs. Taste and add additional salt if desired. 
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan