November 29, 2016

Healthy Holiday Recipes – Garlicky Farro with Sautéed Mushrooms

shutterstock-spelt-bowlWhen it’s cold outside, warm up your insides with hearty and healthy dishes like Garlicky Farro with Sautéed Mushrooms.


  • 1 cup farro, rinsed and drained
  • 3 cups water
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 6 oz baby bella mushrooms, sliced
  • 4 oz shiitake mushrooms, destemmed and sliced
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • ¼ cup chopped Italian parsley
  • ¼ tsp sea salt or to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper


Add the rinsed farro and water to a medium sauce pan. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Drain excess water if needed.

While the farro is cooking, add 2 Tbsp of the olive oil to a large skillet over medium heat. Add in the sliced mushrooms and minced garlic at the same time (to prevent the garlic from burning). Cook for 8-12 minutes or until tender and most of the liquid has cooked off, stirring occasionally.

Add the cooked farro to the pan with the mushrooms and stir in the parsley, 1 Tbsp olive oil, sea salt and black pepper. Adjust seasoning to taste and serve.

3-4 servings

Reviewed by Mary Lindsey Jackson, RD, LDN, Clinical Nutritionist Educator for Mission Weight Management — or (828) 213-4100. Recipe courtesy of Blissful Basil.