far·​ro | \ ˈfär-(ˌ)ō How to pronounce farro (audio) \

Definition of farro

: the grain of an ancient wheat having glumes that tightly enclose the kernel specifically : the grain of emmer, einkorn, or spelt that is cooked in liquid and used in various dishes (such as soups or salads) We were making … farro, an ancient wheat variety that can be cooked risotto-style with broth, butter and Parmesan. — Heidi Julavits Soak 1 cup of farro overnight, then simmer with 3 cups water for 25-70 minutes … — Gretchen Roberts Farro, also called spelt, is available at health-food stores.— Melissa Clark

Examples of farro in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Grains and seeds like farro and quinoa (bonus: it’s gluten free!) typically contain more fiber than regular pasta and are worth putting into the rotation. Catherine Lo, Good Housekeeping, "The 8 Best Pasta Substitutes That Won't Leave You Hungry," 27 Mar. 2020 Quinoa, amaranth, millet, farro, spelt, Kamut (a wheat grain said to be discovered in an Egyptian tomb) and teff (an Ethiopian grain about the size of a poppy seed) are some examples of ancient grains. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, "Overcome the coronavirus meat shortage by adopting one of the world's healthiest diets," 20 May 2020 And, Nourish columnist Ellie Krieger suggests a grain bowl – with farro, barley, freekeh… -- that gets a bright blast of spring from your favorite vegetables and herbs. The Washington Post, "Free Range on Food: A week's worth of beans, box grater pastas, using up your herb stems, this week's recipes and more!," 8 Apr. 2020 Even grains like sorghum and farro may not necessarily be whole since they are frequently pearled. Sophie Egan, New York Times, "What Should I Look for When Buying Whole Grains?," 16 Mar. 2020 The factory uses four distinct single-origin grains: Il Cappelli, Matt, Khorasan-Kamut, and farro. Brian Finke, Saveur, "Meet the Engineers and Outlaw Orecchiette Masters That Make Your Favorite Pastas Possible," 26 Sep. 2017 Both farro, especially the quick-cooking type, and barley would be terrific in recipes like minestrone soup. Catherine Lo, Good Housekeeping, "The 8 Best Pasta Substitutes That Won't Leave You Hungry," 27 Mar. 2020 Antipasti dishes of golden beets with orange supremes, white cannellini beans with lots of herbs, a cool grain salad made with farro and showers of Parmigiano-Reggiano. Mike Sutter, ExpressNews.com, "A list of the San Antonio restaurants in Culinaria’s Restaurant Weeks To-Go program, helping eateries survive coronavirus," 19 Mar. 2020 Jarred Olives Add olives to your cart and use them later on anything like roast chicken, farro salad, pistachio bruschetta, or tapenade. Maya Wong, Sunset Magazine, "Your Plan to Stock Up and Eat Well During the Coronavirus Era," 5 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of farro

1828, in the meaning defined above

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“Farro.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/farro. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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