It cooks up to the look and texture of barley. I’ve found it to be great in soups or alone and have also seen it used in salads. I love cooking with quinoa because of it’s great nutritional value. Much to my delight, farro has a nearly identical nutritional profile. So, if you’re loving quinoa and looking for a similar grain to use (as in nutritionally–these grains aren’t even close to being cousins. Not even friends!), give farro a try.
*Farro is also sometimes called spelt.
(Pictured is a chicken, farro and vegetable soup. Super easy!)