Farro Risotto

Lunch / Dinner

Farro Risotto

Bursting with colorful veggies, this whole-grain risotto is a healthy Italian-inspired meal or side. If you’re among the growing number of people seeking meatless meal options, we have fabulous recipes for you — you’ll be hard-pressed to pick a favorite.


4 servings (8 cups)

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About Farro

Farro has been around since as far back as 20,000 years ago. This ancient grain is high in fiber and full of complex carbohydrates.


Heat oil in a sauté pan over medium. Add chard stems and onion; cook until just tender, 34 minutes. Add garlic and pepper flakes and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in farro until coated with oil and it begins to toast, 12 minutes.

Deglaze pan with wine; simmer until nearly evaporated. Stir in 1¾ cups broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer mixture, covered, until farro is tender, about 25 minutes.

Stir in tomatoes and chard leaves; cook until chard wilts, 35 minutes, then stir in ¼ cup Parmesan. If risotto seems too thick, stir in additional broth. Stir in lemon juice and season risotto with salt and pepper.

Top servings with Parmesan and parsley.

Nutritional Facts

Nutritional Facts

Per serving

Calories: 356

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 9g 13%

Saturated Fat 3g 15%

Cholesterol 8mg 2%

Sodium 457mg 19%

Carbs 46g 15%

Protein 12g

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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