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.
- 1 cup uncooked farro, pearled or semi-pearled (not whole)
- 3 cups water
- 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
For the garlic herb farro
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh herbs (thyme, oregano, chives, or basil)
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 tablespoon butter or olive oil
- 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.
- 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).
- Drain any excess water. Add the additional 1/4 teaspoon salt. Use in recipes as desired. If you’re planning to save for later, stir in a drizzle of olive oil so it doesn’t stick together. Or, go to Step 4 to season it as a side dish.
- Turn the heat to medium and stir in minced garlic, herbs, and butter. Heat, stirring, until the butter is melted, about 30 seconds. Taste and add additional salt if desired.
- Category: Side Dish
- Method: Stovetop
- Cuisine: American
- Diet: Vegan
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