Grown and used in Italy since Roman times, Farro is ancient whole grain wheat that has been a staple of Mediterranean diets for centuries. Our Farro is pearled to reduce its cooking time and has a warm, nutty flavor and firm, chewy texture. It makes an interesting alternative to rice and is sometimes ground into flour then used to make pasta or bread.
Use Farro in soups, stews, salads and side dishesanywhere barley is used. Farro makes a fantastic version of risotto, or try a sweet treat by tossing cooked room-temperature Farro with some fresh ricotta and honey, then sprinkle with cinnamon.
Add 1 cup of Farro to 2-1/2 cups of water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer. Skim water occasionally. Cook for 25 minutes. Drain any excess water. Yields 3 cups cooked.