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I have never eaten farro before. I’d heard of it since reading about food (books, magazines, internet) is almost a full time job for me. But, being that it is described as “a food composed of the grains of certain wheat species” I was in no hurry to try it.
Then I saw this recipe for Farro With Brie And Squash. The brie was what sold me. Melted into the farro and served atop the dish as well….Yum. The creamy farro and roasted squash and onions are a wonderful match.
Farro With Brie And Squash
2 red onions
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
8 ounces sliced cremini mushrooms
2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
1 1/3 cups farro
1/4 cup dry white wine
1 pound cubed peeled butternut squash (about 4 cups)
3 ounces brie cheese, rind removed and cubed, plus thin slices for topping
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
1. Preheat the oven to 450℉.
2. Mince 1/2 of one red onion. Cut the remaining 1 1/2 onions into 1/2-inch-thick wedges and set aside.
3. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the minced onion, mushrooms and 1 teaspoon thyme then season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring, until the vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes.
4. Add the farro to the pot and cook, stirring, until toasted, about 1 minute. Add the wine and cook, stirring, until evaporated, 1 to 2 minutes. Add 5 cups water; bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer until the farro is tender and the liquid is mostly absorbed, 25 to 30 minutes.
5. Meanwhile, combine the onion wedges, butternut squash and the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil and 1 teaspoon thyme in a large bowl. Season with 1/2 teaspoon salt and some pepper. Mix well then spread on a rimmed baking sheet. Roast until the vegetables are tender and browned, about 25 minutes.
6. Add the cubed brie to the faro and stir until creamy. Stir in the parsley.
7. Top each serving of farro with the vegetables and a slice of brie.
Recipe from Food Network Magazine
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