Mushroom Farro Risotto

Mushroom farro risotto is a delightful and hearty dish that I absolutely love to make. The earthy flavors of the mushrooms combined with the nuttiness of the farro create a comforting and satisfying meal. The combination of these ingredients makes this dish both nutritious and delicious. Let’s dive into the details of this wonderful recipe.


  • 2 cups of farro
  • 1 pound of mixed mushrooms (such as cremini, shiitake, and oyster)
  • 4 cups of vegetable broth
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup of dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup of grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • Fresh thyme and parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Start by cooking the farro. In a saucepan, bring the vegetable broth to a simmer, then add the farro and cook until tender, about 30 minutes.
  2. While the farro is cooking, heat the olive oil and butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and sauté until translucent, then add the minced garlic and cook for another minute.
  3. Next, add the mixed mushrooms to the skillet and cook until they release their moisture and become golden brown.
  4. Pour in the white wine and allow it to simmer until it has evaporated.
  5. Once the farro is cooked, add it to the skillet with the mushrooms and mix well.
  6. Stir in the grated Parmesan cheese, fresh thyme, and parsley, and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Let the risotto simmer for a few more minutes until it reaches a creamy consistency.
  8. Serve the mushroom farro risotto hot, garnished with some extra Parmesan and fresh herbs.

This dish is perfect for a cozy night in or for entertaining guests. Its rustic and aromatic qualities make it a standout dish that always receives compliments. The farro adds a wonderful chewy texture and richness to the dish, while the mushrooms bring a deep umami flavor that is truly irresistible.

I enjoy experimenting with different mushroom varieties to see how it affects the overall flavor profile of the risotto. Sometimes I even add a splash of truffle oil at the end for an extra touch of luxury.

If you’re looking for a vegetarian option that doesn’t compromise on flavor and satisfaction, this mushroom farro risotto is a must-try. Trust me, your taste buds will thank you!


Mushroom farro risotto is a dish that holds a special place in my heart, and I hope that by sharing this recipe, it becomes a favorite in your kitchen too. The combination of earthy mushrooms, nutty farro, and aromatic herbs creates a symphony of flavors that is simply irresistible. Whether you’re a seasoned cook or just starting out, this recipe is sure to impress and satisfy. Give it a try and savor the cozy comfort of mushroom farro risotto!