Farro, Tomato & Red Pepper Risotto
Tuesday, 28th August 2018 by Rachel

This recipe was created by Kali Hamm, a veg scheme member and plant-powered chef. Follow her on Instagram for her latest recipes, news and events.

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Ingredients

2 tbsp. olive oil, plus extra to finish
1 onion, peeled and finely chopped

1 red pepper, deseeded and finely chopped

half small fennel, finely chopped
4 garlic cloves, peeled and thinly sliced
6 vine tomatoes, approx. 400g
250g faro – soaked  for a few hours preferably
600ml water
1 handful parsley, chopped

1 small handful fennel fronds, chopped

 

Method

Heat two tablespoons of olive oil in a large pan on a medium heat, when hot, sweat the onion, along with the pepper, fennel and a pinch of salt stirring occasionally, until soft, about 8 minutes. Add the garlic, cook, stirring, for two minutes, then add the tomatoes, cook for about 8 minutes, until they break down.

Add the farro and a quarter of the water, then leave to cook on a low heat, until the water reduces down. Add a little more water, gently stir and reduce again. Repeat, adding the water, a little at a time, until it’s all used up – after about 20 minutes, the farro should be tender, all the stock should be absorbed. Turn off the heat, stir in the herbs , cover and leave to rest.

Distribute the farro between four plates along with fresh summer greens.