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a large black bowl of cooked farro
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How to Cook Farro

How to cook farro- sharing two easy options to cook your farro: on the stove top and in the Instant Pot. Perfect as a side dish or to use in salads.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Servings: 4
Calories: 176kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup farro
  • 4 cups cooking liquid (water or stock/broth for more flavor)
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Instructions

Stove Top Farro

  • Rinse farro by covering with 2 inches of water in a pot. Swirl and carefully discard the water (use a colander to catch the farro). Repeat until water is clear.
  • Cover rinsed farro with 4 cups of cooking liquid (see *). Add ½ teaspoon salt.
  • Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 25 minutes.
  • Taste the farro and determine if you want to cook it longer. It should be soft but chewy.
  • Drain off extra liquid and enjoy!

Instant Pot Farro

  • Rinse farro by covering with 2 inches of water in the Instant Pot insert. Swirl and carefully discard the water (use a colander to catch the farro). Repeat until water is clear.
  • Cover rinsed farro with 4 cups of cooking liquid (see *). Add ½ teaspoon salt.
  • Put the Instant Pot lid on and set the valve to 'sealing'.
  • Cook on high pressure for 10 minutes.
  • Allow pressure to naturally release for 10 minutes before releasing the remaining pressure.
  • Carefully drain off the cooking liquid.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

* water works great but for extra flavor, I like to cook my farro in stock or broth
 

Nutrition

Serving: 1/4 of the batch | Calories: 176kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 295mg | Potassium: 140mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1.2mg