Herbed Farro

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 40 Minutes
Total: 40 Minutes


1 (1-oz.) package fresh chervil*
2 cups loosely packed fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
2 tablespoons salt
4 cups chicken broth
1 cup finely chopped onion
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 garlic clove, minced
1 1/2 cups uncooked farro (see "Pantry Key," below)


1. Remove leaves from chervil. Cook chervil, parsley, and salt in boiling water to cover in a small saucepan 45 seconds; drain. Plunge into ice water to stop the cooking process; drain. Process herbs and 1 cup water in a blender until smooth. Pour through a fine wire-mesh strainer into a bowl. Discard liquid.

2. Microwave chicken broth in a microwave-safe bowl at HIGH 5 minutes or until warm.

3. Meanwhile, sauté onion in hot oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat 5 to 6 minutes or until softened. Add garlic, and cook 1 minute. Add farro, and sauté 1 minute. Reduce heat to medium; add 1/2 cup hot broth, and cook, stirring constantly, until liquid is absorbed. Repeat procedure with remaining broth, 1/2 cup at a time, stirring constantly, until liquid is absorbed. Stir in 1/4 cup herb puree; reserve remaining puree for another use. Season with pepper to taste.

Pantry Key. Farro: A deliciously chewy whole grain that's high in protein and has a bold, nutty flavor; a great alternate for anyone who loves barley.

*1 (1-oz.) package fresh tarragon may be substituted.


Sean Brock,

McCrady's Restaurant and Husk Restaurant, Charleston, SC,

September 2011
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