In this article, I will instruct you how to cook farro on the stovetop. To give you a head up on the ingredient let’s begin with some necessary details of farro!

1. FAQs When Cooking Farro?

1.1. Should Farro Be Soaked Before Cooking?

For stovetop method, you needs soak whole grain farro before cooking. The semi-pearled and pearled variety can be cooked without soaking!

For Instant pot method and rice cooker method, you don’t need soak them whether using any type of farro

To soak whole grain farro, place the desired amount of farro in a large bowl. Next, add enough cold water to cover the farro by a few inches. Let the farro soak for at least 8 hours or overnight.  After soaking, rinse it thoroughly under cold water and drain.

The ratio of water to farro will depend on what type of farro you use for cooking. For soaked whole farro grain, the ratio of water to farro is 3:1. If using semi-pearled farro and pearled farro, the ratio of water to farro is 2:1

1.3. How Much Farro Per Person?

If you’re serving farro as a side dish, the recommended serving size for farro per person is 1/4 cup of uncooked farro. If you’re serving farro as main courses, you will need increase the portion to 1/2 cup per person.

2. How To Cook Farro on Stovetop


  • 1 cup of any farro
  • 2 or 3 cups of water or broth
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil or butter (optional)


Step 1: If using whole grain farro need soak before toast, for semi-pearled farro and pearled farro you can skip step soak and toast them immediately.

Step 2: After toasting, transfer the farro to a medium saucepan. Next, pour water or broth into, add with salt, olive oil and mix well then close the lid

Step 3: Place the saucepan on the stove over high heat and let it come to a boil.

Step 4: Once the liquid starts bubbling, reduce the heat to low, and cover the pot with a lid. Let simmer for 45 minutes with whole grain farro, 30 minutes if using semi-pearled Farro, and 20 minutes if using pearled farro.

Step 5: Finally, turn off the stove and let your farro rest for 10 minutes, uncover and serve!

How To Cook Farro

Above is how to cook farro on stovetop at home. Is it easy? Even a child can learn to do this. Please make your cereal and enjoy it daily to have a better healthy life, and add this nutritious grain to your meal plan!

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