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

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Recent Examples on the Web Once the farro is al dente, drain it in a fine-mesh strainer and rinse with cold water to cool it. Washington Post, 9 July 2021 Then drizzle in enough of the vinaigrette to lightly coat both the farro and vegetables. Star Tribune, 5 May 2021 Turn the farro into a large bowl and toss in the fennel, carrots and snap peas. Star Tribune, 5 May 2021 Add the farro to the pot and cook until tender, about 20 minutes. Star Tribune, 5 May 2021 Drain the farro, cover, and keep warm over low heat. Washington Post, 22 Apr. 2021 Meanwhile prepare farro according to package directions and then make pesto. June Naylor, Dallas News, 27 Jan. 2021 Cook farro according to the instructions on the package. Aleksandra Crapanzano, WSJ, 27 Feb. 2021 Chewy farro serves as the base for this warm grain bowl featuring chickpeas and a tzatziki-esque sauce. Washington Post, 14 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of farro

1828, in the meaning defined above

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14 Jul 2021

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“Farro.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/farro. Accessed 27 Jul. 2021.

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