2 ratings

Farro with Organic Mushrooms and Herbs


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.


  • 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


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.