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 This beautiful casserole is one of our favorite vegetarian Easter recipes, boasting seasonal asparagus, nutrient-rich farro, and bold Asiago cheese. Sarah Martens, Better Homes & Gardens, 25 Aug. 2022 Cooking the farro and kale in the same sauce as the pork medallions ensures that this dish will be full of flavor. Sheena Chihak, Better Homes & Gardens, 30 Aug. 2022 The $40 three-course dinner includes choices of Pasta alla Boscaiola; salmon with a citrus farro risotto; and chicken marsala made with roasted thighs. Cheryl V. Jackson, The Indianapolis Star, 24 Aug. 2022 Ancient grain farro helps bulk up the recipe by adding protein and fiber. Katlyn Moncada, Better Homes & Gardens, 22 Aug. 2022 All the while the restaurant’s now $335 menu featured dishes such as dry-aged veal with bone marrow; a soft egg with farro, corn and frogs' legs; suckling pig with blackberries. Alicia Kennedy, Bon Appétit, 1 July 2022 Cherry Glazed Duck Breast with barley-pearl couscous and grilled corn and sweet pea purée; and the Grilled New Zealand Lamb Loin with red and golden beet purée, farro and leeks. Chelsea Davis, Forbes, 1 June 2022 Dollop the stew into bowls over cooked farro, pasta or rice, or serve with bread for dunking. Leanne Brown, CNN, 4 May 2022 Get a leg up on Curried Cauliflower and Farro Bake, which starts with cooked farro and makes a hearty six servings. Washington Post, 1 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of farro

1828, in the meaning defined above

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24 Sep 2022

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“Farro.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/farro. Accessed 29 Sep. 2022.

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