Recipe courtesy of Corky Pollan

Emmer Farro Pilaf

A deliciously nutty grain full of healthful properties.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 9 hr 5 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Inactive: 8 hr
  • Cook: 55 min
  • Yield: 8 servings
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2 cups emmer farro

6 cups water

1 cup finely chopped red onion

2 cloves garlic, minced

3/4 cups fresh parsley leaves, finely chopped

2 tablespoons olive oil

Salt and freshly ground pepper


  1. Soak farro in 6 cups water for 6 to 8 hours (soaking cuts down on cooking time). 
  2. Rinse, drain, and place the farro in a pot with water to cover, bring to a boil, then simmer until tender and water is absorbed, stirring occasionally, 40 to 50 minutes. 
  3. Heat oil in saucepan and saute the onion and garlic until translucent, add parsley and farro, salt and pepper to taste, serve warm.