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Farro Risotto for At Goal & Maintaining


Thursday, January 17, 2013

Since I love farro and butternut squash I decided to make the following recipe from Clean Eating Magazine:

www.cleaneatingmag.com/R
ecipes/Recipe/Farro-Risott
o-with-Butternut-Squash-Ha
m-Peas.aspx


Here is what my rendition looked like:



I really enjoyed this dish. The herbs and lemon juice made the dish feel very fresh and bright. Roasting the squash made it sweet and brought out its richness. The farro was chewy and delicious. It made six very big, filling servings. I think the leftovers will be very good. I did make one small change to the recipe, I deglazed the pan with white wine before adding the water or broth.

It was not necessarily the easiest recipe to make, I had to plan ahead in order to roast the squash and making risotto in general means quite a bit of stirring but it wasn't too onerous. This is not a "fancy" recipe though I wouldn't hesitate to share it with friends for a more casual gathering.

My husbands little brother was over and he enjoyed it, other than the squash. He ate all of the farro, peas and ham avoiding the squash. However, after he tried a piece of the squash he said it was good.
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CATSNKT 2/4/2014 2:59PM

    Thanks for the recipe. I'll try it. My favorite is faro risotto made with onion, garlic, spinach, feta and grape tomatoes halved or quartered.

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-AMANDA79- 1/19/2013 11:46AM

    Farro?!? I've never heard of it and now I'm DYING to try it! LOL
I don't know if roasted butternut freezes well (I imagine it does) but maybe you could make a big batch to freeze to use in this recipe later.

Looks delicious! Great work!!
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PHEBESS 1/17/2013 11:11PM

    MMmmmmm, I love farro! Will have to try that!

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TINAJANE76 1/17/2013 10:58PM

    Wow, that looks super yummy! I'll definitely be trying that!
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