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Definition: Farro

An ancient bristled grain that originated in the Middle East. Also known as emmer, this mother grain to all modern varieties of wheat is grown primarily in northern Italy and is prepared like rice to produce a plump, chewy berry that may be added into pilaf, salad, risotto, soups, pastas, breads, and crackers. The grain is closely related to spelt, einkorn, barley, and wheat berries.


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ValenCina ValenCina 8 years
I love it! I use it instead of pasta to make fresh salads. @superfoxml: I like to keep it simple, I just boil it and then add olive oil, mozzarella, basil, tomato, tuna or whatever I can think of.
superfoxml superfoxml 8 years
Interesting..I'll be on the lookout when I'm at Whole Foods this week. Anyone have any recipes that include farro? I'll be looking online for recipes and will post any that look good.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i've heard of this but i didn't know anything about it. thank you for sharing the information on it - i didn't realize that it was like wheat but similar to rice as well. always great to learn new things - and i think that this is something that my fiance would like
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