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May 26, 2023
Herbed Farro Pilaf

I drive my hubby crazy because I love to try all kinds of new foods or versions of what we eat regularly. We have an accordion file with hundreds of recipes. This one was added recently. I tend to try new things when he's out of the house at dinner time. He appreciates that.



  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1/4 cup broken spaghetti, linguine or orzo
  • 3/4 cup farro
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme or oregano


  • In a medium saucepan, heat the canola oil over medium-high heat. Add the pasta and cook, stirring frequently, just until it turns golden brown, about 2 minutes. Stir in the farro and shallots and continue to cook, stirring, 2 more minutes. Stir in the chicken stock and salt and bring to a boil. Lower the heat, cover the pan and simmer until the farro is very tender, about 35 minutes. Check the farro towards the end of cooking and add 1 to 2 tablespoons water if the pan dries out before the farro is tender. 
  • Top with the parsley and thyme, fluff with a fork and serve.
Fading Memories was created to support family caregivers in a simple, on-demand form. When I was looking for advice on caring for my Mom, I needed this podcast. Since it didn’t exist, I created what I needed!
Jen – pod host

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