Farro Risotto With Squash Mushrooms & Kale

Recipe from saritwish: <br>
Serves: 3-4<br>
Ingredients: <br>
1 cup farro<br>
2 Tbsp…
Recipe from saritwish: Serves: 3-4 Ingredients: 1 cup farro 2 Tbsp olive oil (1 for roasting, 1 for the risotto) 1 shallot, minced 1 clove of garlic, minced ½ cup white wine (a dry wine, like a Pinot Grigio) 6 cups of stock, I used all vegetable stock for this but a mix of mushroom and vegetable is delicious too 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese ¼-1/2 cup roasted squash (if using a sweeter squash like a Butternut use less, I also recommend a less sweet Delicata squash for this!) 1 Portobello mushroom cap, roasted or grilled and sliced into small cubes ½-3/4 packed cup of shredded kale 6-8 sage leaves, finely chopped Red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper to taste Instructions: Preheat oven to 400°F. Halve a squash and place on a lined baking sheet, skin side down. If roasting the portobello, clean and place on the baking sheet as well. Drizzle 1 tablespoon of olive oil over them. After 20 min check on your vegetables- the mushroom will cook faster. Depending on the squash you are using it can take anywhere from 25 min - 1 hr to fully roast. You want the flesh of the squash to be like a puree, and spreadable. You will be mixing it into the risotto later and it needs to be completely soft. You can also blend it up to give it that consistency. Pour your stock into a pot and get it hot. Once heated through, lower the heat to a simmer and ;eave it on the stove. You'll need your stock hot as you add it to the risotto. Place a pan (sauté or cast iron or any large pan with higher sides) on medium heat with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Add the minced onion and garlic and sauté 3-4 minutes until slightly softened and fragrant. Add the farro and continue cooking 3 minutes, stirring constantly. The goal is to lightly toast the farro. If you were using Arborio rice you would keep going until the rice became translucent, but the farro won't do that. Pour in the wine and cook, stirring constantly, until most of the wine evaporates. Now you can begin adding your stock. Start with 2 cups of stock added to the pan. Keep stirring constantly until most of the stock is absorbed. Going forward add an additional 1 cup of stock at a time, stirring until mostly absorbed between additions. This is a great time to call your parents. It will take 35-45 minutes of stirring and adding stock. Taste the risotto towards the end of the stock in the pot. Farro will not lose it's bite entirely, but it will soften a lot. When the consistency is where you want it, lower the heat. I usually have about ½ cup of stock left but it's not an exact science. Stir in the cup of cheese until it is well incorporated. Add the squash and do the same. It will take a little careful maneuvering but the squash should distribute nicely, and just sort of melt into the risotto. Add in the kale and carefully mix it in, allowing it to wilt into the risotto. Stir in the mushrooms and sage. Sprinkle in the red pepper flakes to your liking and salt/pepper to taste. Serve and eat immediately; risotto is best when eaten right away. (Which is great if you're like me, and aren't very good at waiting!) More Recipes From Sarit's Blog Herring & Potatoes

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Risotto is good. Farro risotto is great! The grain gets a makeover with hearty vegetables, bright herbs, and cheese in this awesome and wintery risotto dish!
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