Instant Pot is an amazing appliance with a wide range of use. It is amazing making grains. Farro is no exception. With the Instant Pot, the farro comes out perfectly tender and chewy every time.
The farro is not just a plain grain. Many dishes call for one. Soups, salads, or even as a side dish – you name it! The farro is an amazing grain. Farro is packed with fibers, protein, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. A great reasons to have farro on your table.
What is farro?
Farro is a whole grain that’s chewy, with a texture similar to barley. You can buy this ancient grain whole, semi-pearled, or pearled; pearled farro takes the least amount of time to cook and is likely what you’ll find at the store. If by any chance you cannot find the pearled farro, you can use the plain one. In this case just soak the farro overnight.
Is Farro Gluten-free?
No. Farro is not gluten-free since it is made from wheat. If you are on a strict gluten-free diet, make sure to stay away from the farro. Grains you can use are millet, quinoa, or brown rice.
How to serve farro?
As mentioned you can use farro in soups (like this vegetable soup or this taco soup), turn it into a salad, or serve as a side dish. The farro has a mild taste and will pair with anything. You can serve farro with extra-virgin olive oil and herbs and mushrooms and parmesan. The farro also pairs nicely with roasted or steamed veggies and shrimps.
How to make Farro
Gather your ingredients.
Add farro and water in Instant Pot.
Add salt, plain or pink Himalayan.
Lock the lid into place. Select Manual and set to High pressure. Set the timer to 7 minutes. Once the coooking cycle is done, perform a Natural pressure release.
Strain farro and serve. You can drizzle with some extra-virgin oliv oil before use.
- 1 cup farro
- 2 cups water
- 1/4 tsp salt table or Himalayan
- Add the farro, water, and salt to the Instant Pot and stir. Lock the lid of the Instant Pot.
- Close the lid and cook on high pressure for 7 minutes.
- Once the cooking cycle is done, wait for a natural pressure release.
- Open the lid and drain any excess liquid.
- Serve and enjoy 🙂