Farro with Sausage, Mushrooms and Shallots

Farro with Sausage, Mushrooms and Shallots: 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 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

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 40 minutes Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Yield: 4 servings

  • Ingredients:
  • 4 links sweet Italian sausage
  • 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

Preparation:
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.

comments & replies

I love farro recipes and I ADORE mushrooms in any recipe! I'm grateful for you sharing this! Just signed up to receive more of your recipes via your email newsletter!
Cheers,
Roz

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