Mushroom Farrotto with Chunky Tomato Sauce

This Recipe has been resized. Original serving size was 6.

Author:Inspired by Vegetarian Times, 1998.03
Yield:3 Servings
Category:Main Courses


Mushroom, farro mixture
1/2 tbsp. butter
1 1/2 cups portobello mushrooms, chopped
1 cups cremini mushrooms, chopped
1/2 tbsp. butter
1/2 cups onions, chopped
3/4 cups farro, rinsed and drained
1/2 cups dry white wine (optional)
2 1/2 cups vegetable broth
Tomato sauce
1 tbsp. olive oil
1/2 cups onions, chopped
1 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 small red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
7 oz. tomatoes, chopped
1/2 tsp. sugar
 salt to taste
1 tbsp. olive oil
 freshly ground black pepper to taste
To serve
3 tbsp. Parmesan cheese, grated (optional)
1 1/2 tbsp. fresh parsley. chopped (optional)


  1. In medium saucepan, bring stock to a boil. Reduce heat to low.
  2. In large saucepan, heat oil and 1 tablespoon butter over medium-high heat. Add both mushrooms and cook, stirring often, until soft, about 5 minutes. Using slotted spoon, transfer mushroom mixture to bowl and set aside. Add remaining tablespoon of butter and onion and cook, stirring often, until soft, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add farro to pan and stir to coat with oil. Add wine and cook, stirring until liquid is absorbed, about 1 minute. Add 1 cup hot stock to pan and stir in mushrooms. Cook, stirring occasionally, adding more hot stock as it is absorbed, until farro is tender but still firm, about 20 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, make tomato sauce. In small saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion, garlic and bell pepper and cook, stirring often, until vegetables are soft, about 5 minutes. Add tomatoes, sugar, salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened slightly, 15 to 20 minutes.
  5. To serve, stir grated cheese, if using, into farro and season with salt and pepper. Spoon into serving bowls and sprinkle with chopped parsley if desired. Top each serving with tomato sauce.


Nutrition Facts

3 Servings per recipe

Serving size 1 serving

Amount per serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol 6mg2%
Sodium 687mg29%
Total Carbohydrate 45g15%
Dietary Fiber 11g44%
Total Sugars
Includes Added Sugars
Protein 9g

The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrition in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.