Farro is a delicious, healthy alternative to pasta and this recipe combines it with Italian sausage and mushrooms to make an easy one-dish dinner.

Farro with Sausage, Mushrooms and Shallots

Farro is an ancient grain that has been a staple of rustic Italian cuisine for hundreds of years. It’s easy to prepare and makes a deliciously healthful alternative to pasta.

For this simple one-dish dinner, we’ve combined it with sweet Italian sausage, sautéed mushrooms, shallots and a handful of scallions for a splash of color and extra flavor.

Farro with Sausage, Mushrooms and Shallots

Farro with Sausage, Mushrooms and Shallots

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Farro is a delicious, healthy alternative to pasta and this recipe combines it with Italian sausage and mushrooms to make an easy one-dish dinner.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 lb Italian sausage, 4 links
  • 1-1/2 cups [semi-pearled or pearled farro]
  • Low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 medium shallots, finely chopped
  • 8 ounces cremini, or white button mushrooms, washed and sliced
  • 3 to 4 scallions, chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Cut the sausage links into pieces about 1/2-inch thick (kitchen shears work well for this) and set aside.
  • Using low-sodium chicken broth in place of plain water, cook and drain the farro according to the package directions. Set aside.
  • While the farro simmers, heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the sausage and sauté until lightly browned and cooked through, 4 to 5 minutes. Drain the excess fat from the pan, transfer the sausage to a plate and set aside.
  • Add the remaining tablespoon of olive oil to the pan along with the shallots. Sauté over medium heat until softened, 2 minutes.
  • Add the mushrooms and continue sautéeing until they’re nicely browned, 5 to 7 minutes longer.
  • Return the sausage to the pan, add the scallions and cook 1 to 2 minutes longer. Stir in the cooked farro, then taste and adjust the seasoning as needed.
  • Plate individual servings and serve immediately.
Calories: 382kcal, Carbohydrates: 9g, Protein: 18g, Fat: 30g, Saturated Fat: 10g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 23g, Cholesterol: 48mg, Sodium: 729mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 4g
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