Simple Farro Perlato Recipes

Contorno / Simple Side Dish:Farro alle Verdure from Tuscan Fields
Directions: In a saucepan, lightly sauté ½ chopped onion and 4 cloves of garlic (chopped) in 3 tablespoons of olive oil until soft. Add 2 cups of farro perlato to the pan – stirring to coat farro with oil. Slowly add 4 cups of water – salted to taste – or vegetable broth to the farro. Bring to a boil – then turn down to simmer for approximately 18 – 20 minutes until liquid is absorbed and farro is soft and chewy. For more flavor and appeal add vegetables or herbs to the simmering farro – such as carrots, mushrooms, peppers or any other vegetables or herbs you prefer. Serve hot topped with grated strong cheese such as pecorino or grana padano (optional)

Zuppa / Simple Soup:
Prepare same as above except use 5 cups of water and season to taste. Other grains and beans can be added for a very hearty winter soup.

Primi / Simple Entrée:
Prepare farro same as above but substitute a meat or chicken broth for the liquid; add small chunks of poultry or meat to the simmering farro. Vegetable broth may be used and Tofu substituted for meat for a hearty vegetarian/vegan entrée. Add 1/2 cup of white wine for an additional flavor

Insalata / Simple Salad:
In a saucepan bring 3 ½ cups of lightly salted water to boil and slowly add 2 cups of farro perlato. Simmer farro for 18 minutes – transfer to a colander, run under cool, running water and drain. For a delicious salad add chilled, chopped vegetables such as tomatoes, zucchini, cucumbers; add herbs such as basil, oregano or dill; and add cheese such as fresh mozzarella. Toss with olive oil and balsamic vinegar or lemon juice for a refreshing salad

Farro PerlatoColazione / Simple Breakfast:
In a saucepan bring 2 cups of water to a rolling boil and slowly add 1 cup of Farro Perlato. Simmer for approximately 18 minutes until farro is plump and chewy. You can stir in cinnamon and/or raisins if preferred and salt slightly to taste. Add milk or cream and honey to enjoy a delicious hot breakfast cereal.

 

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3 Responses to Simple Farro Perlato Recipes

  • Shirley Bowers says:

    What is the best way to reheat farro?

  • Suzanne says:

    Hi – the easiest way is to simply put in the microwave! It heats up quickly and maintains it’s chewy texture! If you prefer not using the microwave, heat it up in a saucepan or skillet with a bit of olive oil, water or stock. I often sautee pre-cooked farro with veggies – adding seasoning – and a splash of tamari brings out great flavor. Enjoy!
    Suzanne

  • Georgia sledge says:

    Q. 1. Is ferro gluten free?
    Q.2. How would one use it in bread making?

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