Healthy Italian Series: Mushroom Farrotto

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In my healthy Italian series, I take dishes I grew up eating and make them a little healthier. Farro is a type of grain with a nutty flavor and ancient roots. It’s an excellent source of protein, fiber and nutrients like magnesium, zinc and some B vitamins. It’s a much healthier alternative to white rice or other refined grains. It has a great bite and nutty flavor and is the perfect accompaniment to mushrooms.

Mushroom Farrotto

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup Farro
  • 6 cups Chicken or vegetable broth
  • 10 oz Baby Bella Mushrooms
  • 1/2 Shallot, diced
  • 1/2 cup White Wine (I'm using Pinot Grigio)
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 1/4 cup Grated Parmigiano Reggiano
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Fresh Parsley for Garnish

Instructions
 

  • Place 1 cup of farro into a blender and pulse 8-9 times. This is just to crack the surface so the it will absorb the broth better and become creamy.
  • Prep your ingredients: Clean and slice the mushrooms, Dice the shallot.
  • Into a saute pan, add olive oil and shallot and saute until translucent. Add in mushrooms and saute for a few mins before adding the salt and pepper.
  • Warm up your broth in a pot and keep it near your pan as you prepare the farrotto.
  • Once the mushrooms are cooked, add the farro and toast them for a minute or so. Then deglaze the pan with white wine. Cook out the alcohol.
  • With the flame on medium, add a ladle full of broth at a time, stir occasionally and once the broth is mostly absorbed add more. Continue to do this until the farro is cooked to your liking. This process takes about 25 – 30 mins.
  • Once the farrotto is ready, add in butter and Parmigiano and stir to combine.
  • ***Optionally, you can top it with a variety of seared mushrooms, if you are feeling fancy!
  • Serve with more grated Parmigiano and a sprinkle of fresh parsley and enjoy!

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Healthy Italian Series: Mushroom Farrotto INGREDIENTS    * 1 cup Farro * 6 cups Chicken or vegetable broth * 10 oz Baby Bella Mushrooms * 1/2 Shallot, diced * 1/2 cup White Wine (I’m using Pinot Grigio) * 1 tbsp Butter * 1/4 cup Grated Parmigiano Reggiano * Salt and Pepper to taste * Fresh Parsley for Garnish #risotto #italianfood #foodtiktok #cooktok #homemade #frannielovesfood #recipe

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Keyword Farro, Mushroom, mushroom farrotto
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