Learn how to cook farro and find out why it's the perfect healthy grain to cook with! I'll also show you 4 cooking methods; stove top, oven, slow cooker, and Instant Pot farro.
Course Side Dish
Keyword how to cook farro
Prep Time 2minutes
Cook Time 22minutes
Total Time 39minutes
Stove Top: Small Pot with tight-fitting lid: Add 1 cup farro, 1.5 cups water, and a little sea salt, place lid on top and bring to the boil. Once boiling immediately lower heat to low and let simmer for approximately 35-40 minutes or until all water is absorbed.Large Pot or not tight-fitting lid: Add 1 cup farro, 1.75-2 cups water, and a little sea salt, place lid on top and bring to the boil. Once boiling immediately lower heat to low and let simmer for approximately 35-40 minutes or until all water is absorbed.
Instant Pot: Add 1 cup farro, 1 cup water, a little sea salt, put on the lid and turn the valve to the sealing position. Set pressure cooker to 22 minutes on high pressure and then let the pressure release naturally (for approx. 15 minutes).
Slow-Cooker: Add 1 cup farro, 2 cups water, and a little sea salt and set to high for 2 hours.
Oven: Preheat oven to 400F. Add 1 cup farro, a little sea salt to a baking dish and 2 cups of boiling water (from the kettle) to a baking dish and cover with a baking sheet or aluminum foil. Add to the hot oven and bake for 35-40 minutes.
Most packagings suggest using more water. I was always left with a ton of water in all my devices using the suggested amounts of water and had to drain my farro.I also like my farro on the rather "al dente" side so I use less water and let it absorb completely and have it ready to serve without needing to drain it.Timings may vary depending on how well your lids fit on your pots/slow cookers and how big the circumference of the pot is. The bigger the circumference the more water evaporates.The best and most consistent results are achieved in an Instant Pot.