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Instant Pot Farro Risotto with Parmesan Cheese

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Instant Pot Farro Risotto with Parmesan Cheese

I love being creative with food and trying new things. Before early last year, I had never tried (or even heard of) farro. Well, more than likely, I had heard of it but just ignored it because I had no idea what is was… a grain. It’s similar to rice is size, but with a much heartier texture. So, since it was like rice, the idea was to try it in risotto! This Instant Pot farro risotto is the result.

 

While this recipe is called risotto, the final product will be significantly different than traditional risotto. Both the cooking style and flavors are the same, but using a totally different grain which will create a completely different texture and broth. Rice causes a much more starchy/creamy consistency, while farro “risotto” will be more on the brothy side.

 

Instant Pot Farro Risotto with Parmesan Cheese | The Foodie Eats

 

The Process

Instant Pot Farro Risotto with Parmesan Cheese | The Foodie Eats

Using sauté setting… melt butter.

 

Instant Pot Farro Risotto with Parmesan Cheese | The Foodie Eats

Add onions and cook until soft and translucent (about 3 minutes), stirring frequently.

 

Instant Pot Farro Risotto with Parmesan Cheese | The Foodie Eats

Next, add garlic and cook for another 30 seconds.

 

Instant Pot Farro Risotto with Parmesan Cheese | The Foodie Eats

Then add farro to pot…

 

Instant Pot Farro Risotto with Parmesan Cheese | The Foodie Eats

…and stir well, making sure to coat each grain with the butter. Cook for about one minute to toast, stirring frequently.

 

Instant Pot Farro Risotto with Parmesan Cheese | The Foodie Eats

Add wine and give a good mix.

 

Instant Pot Farro Risotto with Parmesan Cheese | The Foodie Eats

Cook until nearly all the wine has been absorbed into farro (about 4 minutes), stirring almost constantly.

 

Instant Pot Farro Risotto with Parmesan Cheese | The Foodie Eats

Finally, add chicken broth and salt and mix well. Lock lid and cook for 10 minutes at high pressure.

 

Instant Pot Farro Risotto with Parmesan Cheese | The Foodie Eats

Once cook time is complete, allow pressure to release naturally for at least 10 minutes. Then quick-release remaining pressure.

 

Instant Pot Farro Risotto with Parmesan Cheese | The Foodie Eats

Add lemon juice and parmesan cheese to pot, give a good mix, and allow to sit for another few minutes before serving.

 

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Instant Pot Farro Risotto with Parmesan Cheese | The Foodie Eats

 

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Instant Pot Farro Risotto with Parmesan Cheese

While this is called risotto, the final product is different than traditional risotto. It is more brothy and less creamy. Still delicious!

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 200 kcal
Author The Foodie Eats

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1/2 cup onions diced
  • 1 Tbsp. garlic minced
  • 1 1/2 cups farro
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 3/4 cup dry white wine
  • 3 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese grated

Instructions

  1. Using sauté setting… melt butter. Add onions and cook until soft and translucent (about 3 minutes), stirring frequently. Next, add garlic and cook for another 30 seconds.

  2. Then add farro to pot and stir well, making sure to coat each grain with the butter. Cook for about one minute to toast, stirring frequently.

  3. Add wine and give a good mix. Cook until nearly all the wine has been absorbed into farro (about 4 minutes), stirring almost constantly.

  4. Now, add chicken broth and salt and mix well. Lock lid and cook for 10 minutes at high pressure.

  5. Once cook time is complete, allow pressure to release naturally for at least 10 minutes. Then quick-release remaining pressure.

  6. Finally, add lemon juice and parmesan cheese to pot, give a good mix, and allow to sit for another few minutes before serving. Top with shaved parmesan.

Recipe Notes

While this recipe is called risotto, the final product will be significantly different than traditional risotto. Both the cooking style and flavors are the same, but we're using a totally different grain which will create a completely different texture and broth. Rice causes a much more starchy/creamy consistency, while farro "risotto" will more on the brothy side.

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Farro Risotto with Parmesan Cheese
Amount Per Serving
Calories 200 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Sodium 301mg 13%
Potassium 231mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 32g 11%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 1g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 2%
Vitamin C 2.5%
Calcium 2.3%
Iron 6.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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