One Pot Italian Farro with White Beans and Tomatoes

Serves 4


  • First, cook the farro in a small pot with 1 ½ cups of water. Let it come to a boil, then cook until al dente, about 30 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  • In a large sauté pan over medium heat, pour olive oil and allow this to get hot. Then toss in onion and garlic. Season with salt, pepper, and paprika. Cook for 5 minutes or until soft, stirring often.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes, the roasted or sundried tomatoes, the Italian spice mix, chopped basil leaves, red chili flakes. Continue to stir. Next, add ¾ cup of water, stir, cover with a lid and cook for 10 minutes. At this point, uncover, add the cooked farro, the beans, and stir. Cook for a couple of minutes.
  • Uncover, add 1 Tbsp tomato paste and taste for seasoning, adjusting if necessary. Lastly, sprinkle with chopped basil, a drizzle of lemon juice (about ½ tsp). Plate, drizzle good quality extra virgin olive oil on top and more fresh basil. Serve with your favorite crusty bread.

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