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How To Cook Farro

  • Author: Ali
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 3 cups 1x


My favorite method for how to cook farro!  See notes above for various seasoning options, plus my favorite farro recipes.




  1. Bring water to boil.  Heat the water over high heat in a saucepan until it is boiling.
  2. Simmer the farro.  Add the farro, salt (plus any optional aromatics, see below) and stir to combine. Reduce heat to medium to maintain a vigorous simmer.  Cook the farro until it is chewy and tender — approximately 15 to 20 minutes for pearled farro, 25 to 30 minutes for semi-pearled farro, or 35 to 40 minutes for whole farro.
  3. Drain the farro.  Drain the farro completely through a fine-mesh strainer.
  4. Fluff and season the farro.  Fluff the farro with a fork.  Taste, and season with extra salt if needed.
  5. Serve warm.  Serve and enjoy!