Farrotto with Artichokes

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Farrotto with Artichokes

Farrotto with Artichokes

Here farro stands in for rice in a risotto-like dish, full of tomatoes, artichokes and fresh basil.

Serves 6

Prep Time 25 min

Total Time 60 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups farro, rinsed (see Tip)
  • 1 leaf fresh sage
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped garlic
  • 1 15-ounce c diced tomatoes, drained well
  • 1 10-ounce b frozen artichoke hearts, thawed and coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup torn fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • Pinch of crushed red pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth, vegetable broth or water
  • 1/2 cup grated Pecorino Romano cheese, divided
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest

Cooking Directions

Step 1

Place farro in a large saucepan and cover with about 2 inches of water. Add sage and rosemary. Bring to a boil; reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered, until the farro is tender but still firm to the bite, 20 to 30 minutes. Remove the herbs and drain.

Step 2

Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring, until soft and beginning to brown, 3 to 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Stir in the farro, tomatoes, artichokes, basil, salt, pepper and crushed red pepper.

Step 3

Add 1/2 cup broth (or water), bring a boil over medium heat and cook, stirring, until most of the broth is absorbed. Repeat with the remaining broth (or water), adding it in 1/2-cup increments and stirring until it’s absorbed, until the farro is creamy but still has a bit of bite, about 10 minutes total. Stir in 1/4 cup cheese and lemon zest. Serve sprinkled with the remaining 1/4 cup cheese.


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