This Instant Pot farro recipe comes out perfectly tender and chewy every time! It’s a totally hands off method for cooking this whole grain.
Looking to cook a pot of farro? If you’ve got a pressure cooker, it’s perfect for whole grains. And this Instant Pot farro comes out perfectly tender and chewy every time! As we’ve confessed before, Alex and I used to be Instant Pot skeptics. Yep, we didn’t think this gadget was worth our time. But we discovered that you can cook up all sorts of veggies, grains and beans in your Instant Pot, which is perfect if you eat a mostly vegetarian or plant based diet like we do!
Farro is a whole grain that’s chewy, with a texture similar to barley. You can buy this ancient grain whole, semi-pearled, or pearled; pearled farro takes the least amount of time to cook and is likely what you’ll find at the store. You can cook farro on the stove, but it also cooks up nicely in an Instant Pot. If you buy whole or semi-pearled, make the farro cook a little faster, you can soak it for an hour or overnight to speed things up. However, we’d recommend using pearled farro in your farro recipes.
- 1 1/2 cups farro
- 2 1/4 cups water
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- *If serving as a side, season with garlic and herbs like in this Basic Farro recipe
- Add the farro, water, and salt to the Instant Pot and stir. Lock the lid of the Instant Pot. Place the pressure release handle (vent) in the “Sealing” position.
- Cook on high pressure for 7 minutes: Press the Pressure Cook button, making sure the “High Pressure” setting is selected, and set the time. Note that it takes about 5 minutes for the pot to “preheat” and come up to pressure before it starts cooking. (During cooking, avoid touching the metal part of the lid.)
- Natural release for 7 minutes: After the Instant Pot beeps, set a timer and wait to let the Instant Pot naturally release pressure. Then vent any remaining steam by moving the vent to “Venting”, covering your hand with a towel or hot pad. Never put your hands or face near the vent when releasing steam. (The pressure indicator in the lid may drop on its own during this time, meaning that there is no remaining steam in the pot.)
- Open the lid and drain off any excess water. Serve immediately, or store in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days.
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