Menu

Leek and Mushroom Pea Farro

SHARE THIS POST:

A great way to use farro in this flavorful dish! Filled with leeks, mushrooms, peas, and lots of parmesan cheese; this cozy farro dish is a quick one to whip up anytime of the week!

The countdown is ON. We officially got our settlement date for our new house last week and we’re now in the process of scheduling all our deliveries (couch that we ordered, washer/dryer), the landscaper, fence installation, and the movers! Our current house closes tomorrow so it’ll no longer be ours but we will still be living in it until we close on the new house. So it’s definitely going to be a weird feeling. It’s like we sold the house but we aren’t moving out so I don’t really know how to feel. I’m sure on move-out day, it’ll really hit me then. And then a new chapter begins!

Everything is happening so fast now and it’s kind of hard to believe it’s been almost a year since we signed that contract to build!

A great way to use farro in this flavorful dish! Filled with leeks, mushrooms, peas, and lots of parmesan cheese; this cozy farro dish is a quick one to whip up anytime of the week!

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that I have started using Instagram stories a lot more now. I love the reach and connecting with all of you. The engagement levels are far higher than when I was over on Snapchat. Although, I do miss the Snapchat filters. Anyway, on Instagram, I have started a daily “question of the day” where I use a random question generator to generate a question of the day and I ask you all the question and provide my answer, too!

It’s actually really fun and I’ve gotten to know so many of my followers this way. It brings a different kind of connectedness. You should hop on over and join in on the fun :) I usually do them in the afternoon; around 2-3pm.

Yesterday, my question of the day was what recipe should I post on the blog today and overwhelming amount of you said farro! And this makes me so happy!

A great way to use farro in this flavorful dish! Filled with leeks, mushrooms, peas, and lots of parmesan cheese; this cozy farro dish is a quick one to whip up anytime of the week!

I don’t cook with farro often (not sure why) and the last time I remember cooking farro was for my cookbook. I have a creamy pumpkin parmesan farro recipe in the book (and it was actually featured on QVC) but that was the last time I cooked with farro.

Until now, of course!

The past week’s weather has been an absolute stunner. A Spring tease, for sure. Temps up in the mid-70’s and I was wearing SHORTS and a t-shirt on Friday. So I feel that this leek and mushroom pea farro is very appropriate for the season. It seems very springtime flavors to me. I think it’s all the pop of green and the cozy, creamy bowl of farro.

A great way to use farro in this flavorful dish! Filled with leeks, mushrooms, peas, and lots of parmesan cheese; this cozy farro dish is a quick one to whip up anytime of the week!

Dive on in!

A great way to use farro in this flavorful dish! Filled with leeks, mushrooms, peas, and lots of parmesan cheese; this cozy farro dish is a quick one to whip up anytime of the week!
Print
Leek and Mushroom Pea Farro
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

A creamy farro dish filled with leeks, mushrooms, peas, and topped with lots of parmesan cheese!

Servings: 2
Ingredients
  • 1 1/4 cup vegetable stock
  • 3/4 cup quick cooking farro
  • 1 large leek, thinly sliced
  • 5 ounces baby portabella mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese, plus more for topping
Instructions
  1. In a medium pot, bring chicken stock to a boil then add quick cooking farro to the pot. Cook according to the instructions on the package. Mine is a 10-minute farro so mine was done in 10 minutes.

  2. In a medium skillet over medium-high heat, add a little olive oil to the bottom of the skillet. Once heated up, add leeks and mushrooms and saute until softened and fragrant, about 5-7 minutes.

  3. Add the thawed frozen peas to the skillet then add the farro (drain of liquid if yours still has some left). Toss then add the cheese and toss to incorporate.

  4. Divide evenly into two bowls and serve. Top with additional parmesan cheese, if desired.

SHARE THIS POST:

Posted on February 27, 2017

Leave a Comment

Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment! Please be patient when asking questions to a recipe as it may take up to 48 hours for me to respond. In the meantime, you may want to read previous comments to see if your question has already been answered. Please take a moment to read my comment policy as a gentle reminder of feedback etiquette. Have a great day!

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  1. Sommer @aspicyperspective
    02/27/2017 at 10:05 am

    This looks delicious! This is my kind of comfort food!

  2. naomi
    02/27/2017 at 10:41 am

    I love easy comfort dishes like this! bookmarked!!

  3. Heather Christo
    02/27/2017 at 11:36 am

    I’m so excited for you with the new house! this Farro looks wonderful!

  4. Maria
    02/27/2017 at 1:38 pm

    I love faro and this dish looks scrumptious!

  5. Marla Meridith
    02/28/2017 at 4:22 pm

    I love this healthy grain bowl!

  6. Jenny Flake
    03/02/2017 at 2:24 pm

    Dinner perfection right here!

  7. Megan {Country Cleaver}
    03/06/2017 at 9:17 pm

    This looks delightful and so filling! I need all the filling (and healthy) foods I can get!

  8. Gaby Dalkin
    03/08/2017 at 2:56 pm

    This combo sounds delicious, especially for something so light and healthy!

  9. Dani
    03/21/2017 at 1:29 am

    I made this for dinner tonight and it was delicious! My picky-eater husband loved it, too, which is saying something! This one will definitely be going into the dinner rotation.

    • Julie
      03/21/2017 at 6:46 am

      That’s so great to hear!!

Back to Top