One-Pan Farro with Tomatoes

28 Jul

At the farmers market a few weeks ago the food bank was giving out samples of a farro vegetable salad. Munchkin #1 fell in love with it and asked for it relentlessly ever since then. I finally found some at tj’s. and miraculously this recipe appeared at just the right time. This was delicious! Yum! Will definitely be making this again! You should too!


One-Pan Farro with Tomatoes
adapted from smittenkitchen

2 cups water
1 cup semi-pearled farro
1/2 large onion
2 cloves garlic
9 ounces grape or cherry tomatoes
1 1/4 teaspoons kosher or coarse sea salt
Up to 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (to taste)
1 tablespoon olive oil, plus extra for drizzling
Few basil leaves, cut into thin ribbons
Grated parmesan cheese, for serving

Place water and farro in a medium saucepan to presoak while you prepare the other ingredients. Adding each ingredient to the pot as you finish preparing it, cut onion in half again, and very thinly slice it into quarter-moons. Thinly slice garlic cloves as well. Halve or quarter tomatoes. Add salt, pepper flakes (to taste) and 1 tablespoon olive oil to pan, and set a timer for 30 minutes. Bring uncovered pan (no lid necessary) up to a boil, then reduce to a gentle simmer, stirring occasionally. When the timer rings, the farro should be perfectly cooked (tender but with a meaty chew), seasoned and the cooking water should be almost completely absorbed. If needed, though I’ve never found it necessary, cook it for 5 additional minutes, until farro is more tender.

Transfer to a wide serving bowl. If there’s enough leftover cooking liquid to be bothersome, simply use a slotted spoon to leave the amount you wish to behind. Drizzle farro lightly with additional olive oil, scatter with basil and parmesan. Eat immediately.


2 Responses to “One-Pan Farro with Tomatoes”

  1. Liz July 29, 2013 at 12:56 pm #

    Thank you for the nice recipe. Have a wonderful Monday!


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