Farro with Coarse Pesto

Recipe courtesy Giada De Laurentiis
Show: Everyday Italian Episode: Baby Shower
TOTAL TIME: 35 min
Prep: 10 min
Inactive Prep: --
Cook: 25 min
 
YIELD: 6 to 8 servings
LEVEL: Easy

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Directions

Bring the chicken broth to a boil in a large saucepan over high heat. Add the farro and stir to combine. Reduce the heat to low and simmer the farro, covered, until tender, about 25 minutes. Drain farro and set aside in a large bowl.

Meanwhile, in a food processor combine the parsley, basil, thyme, and garlic. Pulse until the herbs are roughly chopped. Add the olive oil, vinegar, salt, and pepper. Pulse again until the herbs make a coarse mixture.

Toss the warm farro with the coarse pesto. Transfer to a serving bowl. Using a vegetable peeler on the cheese wedge to make about 1/2 cup of cheese shavings. Top the farro with the cheese shavings and serve.

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  • on May 28, 2011

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    This recipe has become a staple in our home. It goes well with any protein. It's even good cold. I do cut the recipe in half for the three of us and it still feeds us for days. It's a great dish, thanks Giada!

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