Farro Perlato


First cultivated in 9000 B.C., farro has twice the protein and fiber as modern wheat. In addition to being nutritious, it’s a delicious staple in many authentic Italian kitchens. Used in soups, salads, stews, and often cooked just like risotto, our farro is certain to please every healthy appetite at your table.


  • Stir 1 cup Village Harvest Farro into a 5 quart pot of salted boiling water.
  • Simmer and cook about 20 minutes, until tender. Strain out excess water.
  • Remove from heat and allow to stand for 5 minutes. Fluff with fork and serve.

To prepare in a rice cooker, use same water to grain ratio.


  • A very high level of fiber in farro makes it heart-healthy and good for digestion
  • Farro has been cultivated in Italy for centuries
  • Farro originated in the Fertile Crescent, where it has been found in the tombs of Egyptian kings and is said to have fed the Roman Legions.
  • It’s prpronounced FAHR-oh

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