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How to Cook Farro

Learn how to cook farro for any recipe type to add more protein and fiber to the meal. This tutorial will teach you how to cook this ancient whole-wheat grain perfectly
Course Ingredient, Side Dish
Cuisine Mediterranean
Diet Diabetic, Low Fat
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 176kcal
Author Yumna Jawad



  • Place the farro into a fine-meshed sieve and rinse under cold running water for about 30 seconds, swishing with one hand until the water runs clear. Drain.
  • Bring a small pot of heavily salted water to a boil over medium-high heat. Add the farro and return the water to a boil, then lower the heat to medium-low and cover.
  • Simmer the farro, stirring occasionally, until tender, 15-20 minutes. The cooked grain will still have a slight chew to it, similar to al dente pasta.
  • Drain the farro, but do not rinse. Allow to cool if using in a salad or enjoy it warm with a protein and vegetable of choice.


Storage: Cool the farro completely, then store in a tightly lidded container. You can reheat in the microwave or stove using some water or broth to moisten. It will last for five days in the refrigerator.


Calories: 176kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 140mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 11IU | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg