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Mushroom and White Bean Farroto
with green beans / yogurt

Active: 30 min Total: 30 min
"Farroto" is a twist on risotto that uses whole grain farro instead of rice as a base. Simmering the farro with vegetables and stock results in a dish that has a creamy but more chewy texture than the original.


Mushroom and White Bean Farroto:
  • Walnuts - 2 oz , chopped
  • Carrots - 8 oz , diced
  • Onions, medium - 1 , chopped
  • Garlic - 4 cloves , chopped
  • Mushrooms - 12 oz , sliced (look for pre-sliced)
  • Beans, cannellini or butter (14 oz / 397 g) - 1 can , drained and rinsed
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Thyme, fresh leaves - 2 tsp
  • Wine, white - 1/2 cup (sub stock)
  • Stock, any type - 1 cup
  • Farro, cooked (leftover from Monday) - 1 1/2 cups
  • Cheese, parmesan - 2 oz , grated
  • Butter - 2 Tbsp
  • Lemon juice - 2 tsp
  • Yogurt, plain or Greek - 1/4 cup
Lemon Green Beans:
  • Green beans - 1 lb , trimmed
  • Lemon juice - 2 tsp


  1. Walnuts / Carrots / Onions / Garlic / Green beans - Prep as directed. Combine carrots and onions in one container. Store garlic in a second container. Keep walnuts and green beans separate. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Mushrooms - Slice mushrooms (if not using pre-sliced). (Can be done 1 day ahead)
  3. Beans - Drain and rinse.

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  1. Heat a saute pan over medium heat. Add walnuts and toast until golden brown (watch them closely so they don’t burn), ~2 minutes. Set nuts aside and return pan to heat.
  2. Add oil and then carrots and onions to heated oil. Saute until tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Add mushrooms and continue cooking until mushrooms are golden brown, 5 minutes more.
  3. Add garlic and thyme leaves and continue to saute for 1 minute more.
  4. Pour wine and stock over vegetables and bring to a simmer. Simmer for 1 minute and then add farro and beans. Saute until farro is heated through and liquids are reduced, 4 to 5 minutes.
  5. While farroto reduces, grate cheese.
  6. Remove farroto from heat and stir in butter, cheese and lemon juice (portion for the farroto). Season with some salt and pepper.
  7. Place green beans in a microwave safe container. Add 1 Tbsp / 15ml (for 4 servings; adjust if customizing) of water and sprinkle with some salt. Cover with a lid or damp paper towel and microwave for 2 to 3 minutes, depending on thickness of green beans.
  8. Squeeze lemon juice (portion for the green beans) over green beans and season them with some salt.
  9. Serve farroto with walnuts and yogurt for topping. Enjoy with green beans on the side.



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