We make our Easy One-Pan Italian Farro with Tomatoes several times a month. Yes! We like it that much, but the bonus here is, when we’re short on time, it’s easy to throw together and even easier to clean up.
This dish cooks in one pot and as it cooks the tomatoes, onions, and garlic form a delicious sauce. One taste and you’ll think you slaved over the stove all day. A touch of olive oil, a sprinkle of parmesan cheese, and scattering of basil ribbons finishes this incredible recipe.
When I first saw my inspiration recipe on Smitten Kitchen I was a bit skeptical. Deb, who is Smitten Kitchen, kept going on and on about this wonderful dish. The ingredients were common. How could the combination of those everyday ingredients make her gush? But Deb never disappoints me, so I made the farro. She didn’t disappoint me this time either; she was right in her high praise.
Preparing Italian farro with tomatoes
First, you need a deep pan. Pour two cups of water into the pan and add one cup of rinsed farro. As the farro soaks, cut up half an onion and add that to the farro. Then you mince a few cloves of garlic and toss them into the pot.
Since this is Italian Farro with Tomatoes, you need to cut in half 9 ounces of grape tomatoes. They join the rest of the ingredients in the pan. Finally, you need to season the water with salt, red pepper flakes, dried Italian seasoning, and some extra-virgin olive oil.
Cooking the farro
That’s it! That is all you have to do to make Easy One-Pan Italian Farro with Tomatoes. The stove takes over and finishes the job for you. Within 30 minutes you have a delicious side or a hearty vegetarian main dish. The farro will be chewy.
Be sure to check your package to see what kind of farro you have. Farro comes in whole/unpearled, semi-pearled, and pearled. If you want to find out more about the grain, Deb from Smitten Kitchen goes into detail about this.
Serving the farro with tomatoes
To finish your Italian Farro with Tomatoes, grate some parmesan cheese on top and sprinkle with some basil leaf ribbons. A quick swirl of olive oil completes the dish. Unfortunately, this time when we made Italian Farro with Tomatoes, I didn’t have any basil leaves.
If you haven’t tried farro we hope you give it a try with our Italian Farro with Tomatoes recipe. We know you won’t be disappointed. Be sure to sign up for a weekly newsletter, we’re cooking up a storm in our kitchen and we’d like to share what we’re doing.
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