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Farro Recipes: Dishes Using The Ancient Grain (PHOTOS)

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Whether or not you've heard of farro before, it has actually been around a lot longer than you probably think. Farro was actually eaten in ancient Roman times, when it was considered a food for the poor, but today it's making a comeback in a very modern way.

Farro is really versatile -- it can be treated a lot like rice. Simply enjoy it as a side dish, add it to soups, to salads and more. Since it's a whole grain, farro does take a bit longer to cook, but the end result is worth the trouble. That slight chewy texture and nutty flavor makes it preferable to many other whole grains that can get mushy if overcooked -- farro stays firm and is one of the easiest grains to cook.

We've gathered a great collection of farro recipes from across the web. In the slideshow below you'll find farro tartlets, risotto, farro-stuffed peppers, farro veggie burgers and more.

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