Creamy Mushroom & Tomato Farro Risotto

Instead of arborio rice, this creamy grain dish features the bold nuttiness of farro, which pairs nicely with the black pepper and Parmesan. The cherry tomatoes add a nice touch of juicy sweetness, and the cremini mushrooms give a "meaty" feel to this vegetarian main dish.

Prep Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
4 servings


  • 3 cups lower-sodium vegetable broth (such as Imagine)

  • 1 ½ cups water

  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes (about 10 oz.)

  • 6 ounces sliced fresh cremini mushrooms (about 2 cups)

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, divided

  • Cooking spray

  • 1 ¾ cups uncooked quick-cooking farro (about 8 3/4 oz.)

  • ½ cup (2 oz.) chopped yellow onion (from 1 [5-oz.] onion)

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

  • 2 ounces Parmesan cheese, grated (about 1/2 cup), divided

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley


  1. Preheat oven to 450F. Bring broth and water to a simmer in a medium saucepan over medium-high; reduce heat to low, and keep warm.

  2. Toss together tomatoes, mushrooms, and 1/2 tablespoon of the oil in a medium bowl. Spread in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet lightly coated with cooking spray. Roast in preheated oven until mushrooms are tender and tomatoes begin to burst, about 10 minutes. Set aside.

  3. Heat remaining 1/2 tablespoon oil in a deep skillet over medium-high. Add farro and onion, and cook, stirring often, until farro is toasted and onion is softened, 6 to 8 minutes. Add 1 cup of the warm broth to farro mixture, and cook, stirring often, until almost absorbed, 3 to 5 minutes. Continue adding broth, 1 cup at a time, stirring often, until almost absorbed after each addition and farro softens, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in butter, salt, pepper, and 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons of the Parmesan. Divide farro mixture among 4 bowls, and top with roasted tomatoes and mushrooms. Sprinkle evenly with parsley and remaining 2 tablespoons Parmesan. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

408 Calories
11g Fat
63g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 408
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 63g 23%
Dietary Fiber 8g 29%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 17g 34%
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Sodium 652mg 28%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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