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Farro and Mushroom Dressing

A twist on the traditional turkey companion, this dish uses farro (also known as emmer wheat), a popular Italian whole grain with a nutty taste that's making its way into American kitchens. You can typically find it in speciality stores.

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  • Servings: 8
Farro and Mushroom Dressing

Source: Body+Soul, November 2009

Ingredients

  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 2 cups farro
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 10 ounces cremini mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 4 shallots, minced
  • 4 ribs celery, minced
  • 2 ounces smoked country ham, diced
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh sage, plus more for garnish
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine, such as Sauvignon Blanc

Directions

  1. Bring a large saucepan of salted water to a boil. Add farro and cook until tender, about 30 minutes; drain and return to pot.

  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high. Add mushrooms, shallots, celery, ham, and 1 tablespoon sage; season with salt and pepper. Cook until celery is crisp-tender, 2 to 4 minutes.

  3. Add wine and cook until evaporated, 3 to 5 minutes. Add 1 tablespoon sage and vegetable mixture to farro; toss to combine. Serve garnished with extra sage leaves.

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