How to Cook Farro Perfectly, 3 Ways

Farro is a delicious, healthy grain that can be enjoyed hot or cold. If you’ve never tried this ancient, Middle Eastern favorite, you are missing out.


Uncooked farro Garlic, onion Salt Water

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Step 1:

Bring a medium pot of water to a boil. Add the uncooked farro, aromatics, and salt.


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Step 2:

Reduce to a simmer until tender, about 25 to 35 minutes. The best cooking time depends on your desired level of tenderness.

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Step 3:

Drain the farro.

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Step 4:

Spread the cooked farro onto a large baking sheet. Let dry for 15 to 20 minutes, then add to your recipe.

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