Farro is a food made of grains from a variety of wheat species. It is cooked by boiling it until it is soft. You can then eat it as a main dish or use it as an ingredient in other dishes.
Many farro recipes include using it as an ingredient for other dishes but you can also get great recipes for cooking farro on its own. The possibilities for cooking farro are literally endless. The following are farro recipes you can use to make soups, salads, and more:
Chicken and Farro Soup
Soups are one of the easiest foods to make and Farro soup is one of them. You can combine farro and chicken to make a thick and creamy soup that is not only healthy but also incredibly delicious. The recipe for creamy chicken and farro soup involves boiling them using a stick of butter. Refrain from using olive oil in the soup. It may be a healthier alternative but it will not result in the same thick and creamy soup. You can add other ingredients to the soup such as milk preferably low-fat milk. You can also include carrots and cucumbers among other vegetables in the soup depending on what you like.
Farro Soup with Meatballs
Another variation of farro soup is to include meatballs. Instead of just eating plain soup, this variation is a full meal that will leave you satiated and enchanted at the same time.
The recipe for farro soup with meatballs includes fiber-filled farro, leafy greens, beans, and tart tomatoes. The meatballs are homemade and you should make them yourself for the best flavor. However, if you can’t, store-bought frozen meatballs should work just fine.
Farro soup with meatballs is a great meal to warm up the body during a cold winter’s day. Depending on how many meatballs you include, you can serve it as a main dish.
Kale Butternut Squash Farro Salad
One of the best characteristics of farro is that you can mix it with just about anything. When you combine it with kale, butternut, and squash, the results are heavenly. There are many farro salad recipes but this one is particularly a unique one because of the ingredients. It is sweet, creamy, and healthy; perfect for a comfortable meal during a Fall day. You can add even more ingredients to the kale butternut squash farro salad such as sausage, feta, avocado, and cheese. The tasty combinations you can make in this regard are only limited by your imagination.
Asiago White Beans with Farro, Kale, And Tomatoes
Many of the farro recipes on this list have many ingredients. On the contrary, this recipe only has five ingredients which makes it an easy dish to make. The best part about this dish is that you can make it by putting all the ingredients in a pot and letting it cook. A great example of how to cook farro with a pot is this from CorrieCooks.com. It also takes a very short time to cook in an instant pot. You can add other ingredients to supplement the flavor such as diced tomatoes. However, the five ingredients are usually sufficient in my experience.
Greek Farro Salad
A great salad is made from fresh ingredients which are very hard to store for later. A Greek farro salad is an example of a salad that can last for days. The Greek farro salad has a wide variety of textures and flavors that make it a very tasty treat. The best part is that it only takes about half an hour to make a simple dish.
You can use a wide variety of greens to make the Greek farro salad. Examples include artichoke, sliced pepperoncini, and arugula. You also have your pick of dressings with which to cover the salad.
Farro Bowl With Shiitakes and Winter Greens
A shiitake bowl is always a treat when prepared properly. The farro bowl with shiitake and winter greens is no different. You can eat this meal for breakfast, lunch, or dinner depending on your appetite. The recipe includes an omelette in addition to the farrow and greens that you can make however you like. For the best flavor, make homemade chimichurri sauce. It will combine the mushroom and kale among other greens to great effect.
The above are all great ideas for meals you can make with farro. However, they are only the tip of the iceberg. You should buy some farro and try making one of the meals on the list today. Your palette will enjoy it and you will be back for more.