While there are a lot of grains out there to make a delicious meal, we are partial to these chewy, nutty farro recipes.
So, what does farro have that other grains don’t have?
Well, farro is unique in a way that is chewy and has a nutty flavor.
But it’s also a great “canvas” for lots of foods. I made this Farro Salad with Roasted Vegetables to eat chilled, and it was so good with fish.
I’ve also had a farro bowl for breakfast, sweetened with brown sugar and maple syrup and that was yummo.
Some say farro is the same thing as spelt or emmer, and while preparation is similar, they come from different genus, and the jury is still out on this.
Farro is good in a way that is hearty, satisfying, and so versatile, you’ll wonder why you haven’t tried it sooner.
Need some proof as to how good farro is?
Take a look at the Savory Garlic Farro.
But if you truly want the best, then scroll until #24.
But there is one that stands above the rest, it’s farro.
And if you’re interested, here are 30 farro recipes for you to try.
First on the list is a wonderful one-pot farro recipe that fully exploits the potential of this wondrous grain.
It’s a very savory and satisfying bowl of farro with some creamy parmesan that ensures each spoonful is satisfying.
2. Farro Salad
Planning on eating a heavy meat dish?
All that grease may saturate your taste buds, pair it up with some refreshing farro salad.
Although this salad is a bit rich, it’s a perfect pair to your next chicken, beef, or pork meal, it can also fill you up if you choose to eat it on its own.
Start your day with an awesome farro breakfast porridge.
This recipe can be made in under 30 minutes and let me tell you, it is absolutely delicious.
The raspberry toppings make everything a wee bit fruitier.
What about making your usual Greek salad with some farro?
It’s a pretty interesting twist to a Greek classic.
You can serve this warm or cold, anything you like.
Tossed with a bunch of fresh vegetables and feta cheese, just a scoop of this is enough to make a delicious side dish.
Some potatoes and rice every once and then won’t hurt but sometimes we really just want something else that’s still a bit starchy.
The flavors of the garlic perfectly complement the nutty farro.
You can never go wrong with peas.
With the sweetness and savory flavors of the pea mingling with the nuttiness and chewy farro, we have a delicious and filling meal.
Mediterranean cuisine is one of the best cuisines around the world, and one of the best ways to make salad is by making Mediterranean Farro Salad.
This side dish is a perfect pair when eating a rich main dish as the vinaigrette in the salad cleanses the palate.
It doesn’t get simpler than this. It literally has a spinach leaf as a topping.
Not only is this dish a sight to behold, but it is also very satisfying by being creamy, a bit tangy, and overall hearty.
11. Farro Risotto
Since Farro is a grain, it’s bound to be a perfect ingredient when it comes to making risottos.
It only takes 6 ingredients to make and is fully customizable to match your taste.
Cheesy and rich, every morsel is filled with flavor.
One way to make summer even better is by cooking this amazing Grilled Chicken & Farro.
Farro takes on the aromas and flavors of the chicken, making the whole dish fragrant.
The good thing about farro is that it is a versatile grain, so that you can make a lot of things with it, like this dish.
Dressed with zesty lemon and olive oil, the farro is mixed with chickpeas and cauliflower, with a whole plethora of better-for-you textures and flavors.
There’s one way to improve your movie night relaxation, and it’s by having some soup that’s bursting with umami.
It is a pretty simple recipe but it does the job well, it’s warm and it will fill you up real good, filled with tomatoes that bring in a lot of umami.
16. One-Pan Farro
This is the kind of meal that you’d be eating regularly when you live in a countryside where the sun always shines.
A very wholesome dish with a chewy texture and scrumptious mouthfeel like no other.
17. Vegan Farro
Here’s something for the people who’d like to avoid meat and anything animal related, the Vegan Farro.
Eat it any way you want, as a side dish or on its own, it’ll still deliver.
It’s savory with a hint of nuttiness.
An unexpected way to cook and make your farro dish is by making a sandwich, but it’s not just any sandwich.
Full of smoky flavors and spice, this sweet sandwich can bring in some heat.
If you’re ever interested to try this wholesome and amazing grain, then you ought to try it with this recipe.
This recipe consists of your usual ingredients and they all do an amazing work of elevating the nuttiness of the farro.
22. Pasta With Farro
Who knew that pairing a grain such as farro with pasta would be such a good idea?
Just have a look at this one.
It is starchy so it’s definitely gonna fill you up, the nuttiness and chewiness of the farro goes well with the pasta.
The farro is a 2-faced grain—chewy and nutty—but also a crispy side to it that you can enjoy.
Topped with a poached egg, the yolk mingles well with the crispy farro.
Add in a little bit of grated cheese and you’re good to go.
Filled with the flavors of the sea, it’s salty and the nuttiness of the farro accentuates the dish.
If you want a little bit of zest, squeeze on a slice of lemon.
In a hurry to try something good?
Cook this up as it only takes under an hour to make and it’ll be so worth it.
It’s a very rich soup with a lot of complex flavors, tangy and salty, and since it is filled with a lot of umami flavors, this is going to hit the spot on a chilly night.
You know what’s something good to pair with your farro?
Cook it up with some skirt steak on the side, they match each other really well.
In less than 30 minutes, you have a beefy, savory and nutty meal that is well-balanced by a delicious herb sauce.
27. Fish & Farro
This Fish & Farro dish is guaranteed to swim towards the top of your most delicious recipes ever.
A very light meal that won’t weigh you down but will heavily provide satisfaction, it’s simple, super fresh, generously seasoned.
28. Farro Stew
Running out of ideas for what to make for dinner?
We got you.
Packed with vegetables, this nutty stew will heartily defeat your hunger.
An easy one-pan meal that you and your family will surely be delighted to try.
The chicken is tender, juicy, and most definitely zesty.
30. Farro Pilaf
Eat your farro the Persian way with this Farro Pilaf recipe.
Best served warm, this nutty pilaf is well-seasoned with vegetables and savory herbs that surely brings the dish together.
The bottom line
Stand aside, white rice.
There’s a new grain around that will conquer the taste buds of the masses.
If you think about it, farro is just white rice but more flavorful.
And like rice, it can be made into a variety of dishes.
So if the farro is lip-smacking enough for you, here are our 25 farro recipes so that you can explore this amazing grain too.
- Parmesan Farro
- Farro Salad
- Farro Breakfast Porridge
- Greek Farro Salad
- Italian Farro
- Savory Garlic Farro
- Pea & Farro Stir-fry
- Farro With Mushrooms
- Mediterranean Farro Salad
- Farro With Cream Cheese & Spinach
- Farro Risotto
- Grilled Chicken & Farro
- Farro With Chickpeas & Cauliflower
- Caprese Di Farro
- Italian Farro Soup
- One-Pan Farro
- Vegan Farro
- Farro Breakfast Bowl
- Winter Farro Bowl
- Chipotle Peach BBQ Farro Sandwich
- Farro Con Verdure
- Pasta With Farro
- Pan Crisped Farro
- Farro Seafood Paella
- Mushroom-Farro Soup
- Grilled Steak & Farro
- Fish & Farro
- Farro Stew
- Skillet Lemon Rosemary Chicken & Farro
- Farro Pilaf
- Find your favorite recipe from our Farro Recipes list.
- Gather all the ingredients needed.
- Start cooking and make us proud.