One-Pan Farro with Tomatoes

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One-Pan Farro with Tomatoes

I read a lot of food blogs. Because of various commitments and lack of time, I’ve gotten insanely behind on them (like at least 500 unread posts). While browsing all of those posts, this recipe immediately caught my eye. After trying it, I’m regretting getting so far behind and not seeing this recipe until last week. I’ve never even had farro and know next to nothing about it, but I could not stop thinking about this dish. When I made it, it was love at first bite. I’m not even kidding.

The genius of this recipe is that it requires nothing more than one saucepan for cooking. It is, hands down, one of the easiest dinners I’ve ever made. Now I know some people will have a hard time believing that something so easy could taste as good as this does, so let me convince you. The onion, garlic and tomatoes cook to the point that it is almost like a tomato sauce. The farro has a lovely bite to it. And it’s made in one pot, people! It’s like a dream come true for crazy nights, and it tastes like it cooked for much longer than 30 minutes. If Eric and Clara hadn’t been here, I would have been tempted to eat it all myself. We all loved it, and I’m already planning to make it again this week. I can’t hype up this recipe enough, so I urge you to try it for yourself and tell me what you think. I’m positive that it will absolutely blow your mind.

One-Pan Farro with Tomatoes

  • COOK TIME:
  • YIELD: 4 side dish or 2 main course servings
Ingredients
  • 2 cups water

  • 1 cup semi-pearled farro

  • ½ large white onion, halved and thinly sliced

  • 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced

  • 9 ounces grape or cherry tomatoes, halved or quartered

  • 1¼ teaspoons kosher or coarse sea salt

  • Up to ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes (to taste)

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, plus extra for drizzling

  • Few basil leaves, cut into thin ribbons

  • Freshly grated parmesan cheese, for serving

Directions
  • 1

    Place the water and farro in a medium saucepan to soak for about 5 minutes. Add the onion, garlic, tomatoes, salt, red pepper flakes and olive oil to the saucepan. Set a timer for 30 minutes.

     

  • 2

    Bring the mixture to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to a gentle simmer, stirring occasionally. Once the timer goes off, your farro should be perfectly cooked (tender but with some chewiness) and the liquid absorbed. If needed, cook for an additional 5 minutes, or until the farro is done.

  • 3

    Transfer to a serving dish and drizzle with olive oil. Top with basil and parmesan and serve immediately.

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  • Laura @ The Rookie Cook

    I know what you mean about getting behind on blog reading – I had a whole bunch in my inbox that I finally just deleted the other day because I knew I would never be motivated enough to read them unless I could start fresh!
    This looks delcious – pinned!

    • Laura @ The Rookie Cook

      Ps. Just tried this yesterday and it was delicious! I subbed one cup of chicken broth for one of the cups of water. I loved it and the hubby liked it but said it felt more like a side than a main dish to him. It was a super fast meal though (I had 10 minute farro)

  • Laura @ The Rookie Cook

    I know what you mean about getting behind on blog reading – I had a whole bunch in my inbox that I finally just deleted the other day because I knew I would never be motivated enough to read them unless I could start fresh!
    This looks delcious – pinned!

    • Laura @ The Rookie Cook

      Ps. Just tried this yesterday and it was delicious! I subbed one cup of chicken broth for one of the cups of water. I loved it and the hubby liked it but said it felt more like a side than a main dish to him. It was a super fast meal though (I had 10 minute farro)

  • Warm Vanilla Sugar

    I’m definitely trying this! LOVE!

  • I’m definitely trying this! LOVE!

  • taraliptak

    I was just thinking about this recipe again last week and was planning to make it soon. Great to hear it got a thumbs up from the Champions! Looks like it’s headed to my menu for next week. 🙂

  • I was just thinking about this recipe again last week and was planning to make it soon. Great to hear it got a thumbs up from the Champions! Looks like it’s headed to my menu for next week. 🙂

  • I actually made this a week ago also, on a whim! Just happened to have all the ingredients and wham. I was amazed at how easy and how delicious it was! THe only fail was that we ate it ALL before I could take photos!

  • I actually made this a week ago also, on a whim! Just happened to have all the ingredients and wham. I was amazed at how easy and how delicious it was! THe only fail was that we ate it ALL before I could take photos!