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Simple Farro Recipe with Cream Cheese and Spinach

This Farro Recipe with cream cheese and spinach is as simple as it is delicious. If you’ve never tried farro, click here to enter to win a grainy prize pack from Bob’s Red Mill full of tasty grains to try, farro included! Farro with Cream Cheese and Spinach #sidedish #recipe

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My favorite kind of food is delicious, hearty and healthy all at once. I think that’s why I’ve fallen in love with farro. It really meets my criteria for a favorite food. I love eating it and I feel good eating it.

Last week I gave you directions for how to cook farro using three different methods (stovetop, oven, slow cooker). Today, I’m following up with a simple but delicious farro recipe that everyone will love.

For this easy side dish, you cook the farro using any method you’d like. Then you mix it with a touch of cream cheese and some chopped fresh spinach and serve hot.

See? Farro really is delicious, hearty and healthy. You’ve gotta love that!

Here’s my Cream Cheese and Spinach Farro Recipe:

(If you haven’t already, click here to enter to win a prize pack full of new grains to try from Bob’s Red Mill).

A Farro Recipe with Cream Cheese and Spinach #sidedish #recipe

Simple Farro Recipe with Cream Cheese and Spinach
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Recipe type: Side Dish
Serves: 4
  • 1 and ½ cups farro
  • 4 cups water, stock or a mixture of both
  • salt
  • 1 cup packed fresh spinach, chopped
  • 3 Tbsp. cream cheese or ⅓ fat cream cheese
  • pepper
  1. Measure the farro into a fine mesh sieve and rinse with cold water. Drain. You can then cook the farro according to any of the methods outlined here. I'm giving instructions for the stovetop method.
  2. Transfer farro to a medium sized pot that has a lid. Add the water or stock and ¼ teaspoon salt. Bring to a boil over high heat.
  3. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook for 25-30 minutes, until it is softened but still chewy. If there is liquid remaining in the pot, drain it off or save it to add to a soup, stew or sauce.
  4. While the farro is still hot, stir in the spinach, cream cheese and a pinch of salt and of pepper. Taste. Add more salt and pepper to taste.

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Looking for more farro recipes? Here are some tasty-looking ones that I found online:
Farro, Kale and Butternut Squash Gratin from Land O’Lakes

Mediterranean Farro Salad from Bob’s Red Mill

Baked Farro Risotto from 101 Cookbooks

Spicy Japanese Farro Salad from The Tomato Tart

Disclosure: Bob’s Red Mill provided the box of different grains for the giveaway mentioned in this post and also a similar box for me. All opinions are my own.

A Farro Recipe with Cream Cheese and Spinach #sidedish #recipe


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