How to Cook Farro

how to cook farro in metal pan
Photo: Julia Gartland
Prep Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
Makes about 21/2 cups

A chewy grain with a delicious nutty flavor, farro works well in grain salads, soups, risotto, and as a side dish. It's part of the wheat family and long been popular in Italy. We like it's versatility and ability to work well with strong ingredients like beets or salty cheese.


  • 1 cup farro

  • Kosher salt


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine farro and 1 teaspoon salt; add enough water to cover by 2 inches. Bring to a boil and cook until tender, about 25 minutes. Use immediately, or spread on a rimmed baking sheet and let cool.

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