Farro, Caramelized Onion, and Wild Mushroom Stuffing

Photo: Charles Masters

Yield: Serves 8 (serving size: about 1/2 cup)
Total:
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Recipe Time

Hands On: 45 Minutes
Total: 1 Hour, 30 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 228
  • Fat: 4.7g
  • Saturated fat: 0.6g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2.6g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.6g
  • Protein: 10.1g
  • Carbohydrate: 37.6g
  • Fiber: 6.8g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 4mg
  • Sodium: 258mg
  • Calcium: 40mg

Ingredients

  • 3 cups boiling water
  • 1/2 cup dried porcini mushrooms (about 1/2 ounce)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 1/2 cups finely chopped onion
  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked farro
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 6 cups sliced shiitake mushroom caps (about 12 ounces mushrooms)
  • 1 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/4 cup celery leaves

Preparation

  1. 1. Combine 3 cups boiling water and dried porcini mushrooms in a bowl; cover and let stand 30 minutes. Drain through a sieve over a bowl, reserving the soaking liquid. Finely chop the mushrooms.
  2. 2. Preheat oven to 350°.
  3. 3. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat; swirl to coat. Add onion; sauté 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to low; cook 30 minutes or until onion is tender and lightly browned, stirring occasionally. Add reserved porcini liquid, chopped porcini, farro, and 1/2 teaspoon salt; cover. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer 30 minutes or until farro is al dente and liquid is reduced to about 1/3 cup. Remove from heat.
  4. 4. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat; swirl to coat. Add shiitake mushrooms, celery, thyme, and sage; sprinkle with remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper. Sauté 6 minutes or until mushrooms are lightly browned, stirring occasionally. Add wine to skillet; cook 3 minutes or until liquid evaporates. Add shiitake mixture to farro mixture; stir to combine. Spoon stuffing into an 11 x 7-inch glass or ceramic baking dish coated with cooking spray; cover dish with foil. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes, and top with celery leaves.
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