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Leek and Mushroom Pea Farro

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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!

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Leek and Mushroom Pea Farro

A creamy farro dish filled with leeks, mushrooms, peas, and topped with lots of parmesan cheese!
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Servings (adjustable, but please note that results, timing, and cookware may vary when adjusting servings): 2
Calories: 275kcal
Author: Julie Chiou

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

  • In a medium pot, bring vegetable 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Divide evenly into two bowls and serve. Top with additional parmesan cheese, if desired.

Notes

Nutrition Facts
Leek and Mushroom Pea Farro
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 275 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 17g34%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate.
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Carole from Carole's Chatter

Friday 12th of May 2017

Hi there, this would be a great addition to the mushroom theme over at Food on Friday (which is on right now). Each month there are 3 different themes plus a Potluck – so you should always be able to share something. If you would like to join in the fun on a regular basis please schedule a reminder for the second Friday of each month (NZ time). Cheers from Carole's Chatter

Dani

Tuesday 21st of March 2017

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

Tuesday 21st of March 2017

That's so great to hear!!

Gaby Dalkin

Wednesday 8th of March 2017

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

Megan {Country Cleaver}

Monday 6th of March 2017

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

Jenny Flake

Thursday 2nd of March 2017

Dinner perfection right here!