Farro with Organic Mushrooms and Herbs

Farro with Organic Mushrooms and Herbs
Staff Writer
Victoria Barton

This side dish is a healthy version of risotto — no cream is added, but the chicken stock and melted butter come together to create a light creaminess that works beautifully with the hearty grain.

4
Servings
180
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1  Cup  farro
  • Salt, to taste
  • 2  Tablespoons  olive oil
  • 2  Cups  assorted organic mushrooms, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • 1/2  Cup  unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 3  Tablespoons  mixture of chopped organic chives and thyme

Directions

Cook faro in boiling salted water until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain, let cool, and set aside.

Heat olive oil in a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat until shimmering to crisp the mushrooms. Add a single layer of mushrooms to skillet. Cook, turning once, until cooked through, about 4-5 minutes. Transfer to a plate.

Bring broth to a simmer in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add farro and cook, stirring frequently, until heated through. Add butter and stir swiftly to combine. Add mushrooms, season with pepper, add chives and thyme; stir gently to combine. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
10g
14%
Saturated Fat
7g
29%
Carbohydrate, by difference
19g
15%
Protein
2g
4%
Vitamin A, RAE
3µg
0%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
3mg
4%
Calcium, Ca
33mg
3%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
31µg
8%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
9mg
3%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Phosphorus, P
28mg
4%
Sodium, Na
234mg
16%
Water
111g
4%

Farro Shopping Tip

Italian food is about simplicity and letting the ingredients shine. So make sure you get ingredients that are great quality and flavor. Farmers markets and specialty stores will have great produce and products. Just be sure to have some great olive oil.

Farro Cooking Tip

Unlike other highly regarded cuisines, Italian cooking is usually simple to make with many dishes having only 4 to 8 ingredients. Italian cooks rely chiefly on the quality of the ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation.