15 Best Farro Recipes – Parade: Entertainment, Recipes, Health, Life, Holidays

Farro is a rustic ancient grain from the Tuscany and Umbria regions of Italy. The grain arrived in Rome about 44 BCE and has been cooked the same way since—which is why it’s considered an “ancient grain.” Farro recipes are a staple of the Mediterranean diet, with high levels of protein, fiber and iron.

Farro has a subtle nutty flavor and a nice hearty texture. What you’ll love most about farro is that it cooks in just under 30 minutes, making it a great substitute for barley or brown rice in most recipes. Whether you toss it in a salad, or add it to a soup, farro will quickly become one of your favorite grains.