How to Cook Farro
Here's the basic recipe for how to cook farro, a long-time staple of Italian cuisine, and a tasty alternative to pasta and rice.
low-sodium chicken broth
Measure the farro into a colander and rinse in cool water.
Transfer to a medium saucepan, add the broth plus enough water to cover the top of the farro by about one inch.
Bring the mixture to a boil for one minute.
Stir, then reduce the heat to a moderate simmer.
Cook, stirring occasionally until the farro is al dente, 20 to 30 minutes total.
Start testing for doneness after about 15 minutes and once the farro is cooked to your liking, drain any liquid that hasn't been absorbed and fluff with a fork.
If serving hot, toss with olive oil or add some butter and season to taste with salt and pepper.
If making a farro salad, rinse with cool water and set aside until ready to use.
Tips for Making This Recipe
Cooked farro should be covered and refrigerated and will keep for three to five days depending on the other ingredients included in your recipe.