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Farro with Wild Mushrooms

This recipe for farro with wild mushrooms is a versatile, healthy dinner that comes together in about an hour!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Inactive time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 354kcal


  • Wide pot


  • 2 teaspoons neutral oil
  • 1 yellow onion peeled and diced
  • 1 red Fresno chili pepper trimmed and diced
  • 6 cloves garlic peeled and minced
  • 1 pound mushrooms such as chanterelles maitake, cremini, oyster, or shiitake, sliced or halved
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup farro
  • 4 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 teaspoon dry thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dry parsley
  • 1 bunch red kale chopped
  • 1 lemon juiced and zested
  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese freshly grated
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Cook Aromatics:

  • Heat the oil in a wide pot over medium heat. Once hot, add the onion and chili pepper and cook for 4-5 minutes until softened.

Cook the Mushrooms:

  • If the pot seems dry, add a bit more oil. Add the mushrooms and cook, stirring occasionally, for 8-10 minutes until golden brown and beginning to caramelize. Season with salt and pepper. Add the garlic and cook for 45 seconds until fragrant.

Cook the Farro:

  • Add the farro and cook for 2 minutes. Add the parsley and thyme. Melt the butter into the pot and toss to coat the farro with the butter and spices.

Simmer the Farro:

  • Pour in the stock and bring to a boil. Season again with salt and pepper. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 35 minutes.

Finish the Farro:

  • Remove the lid from the farro and bring back to a boil. Add the kale and reduce heat to medium. Cook for 10 minutes until the liquid is mostly evaporated. Stir in the lemon juice and zest and parmesan cheese and cook an additional 5 minutes. Taste and season again to your preferences.

To Serve:

  • Divide the cooked farro between bowls and garnish with more parsley, if desired. Enjoy!


Calories: 354kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 272mg | Potassium: 869mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1664IU | Vitamin C: 37mg | Calcium: 169mg | Iron: 3mg