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    Luccan Farro Soup (Mark Bittman)

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    1 hrs 45 mins

    15 mins

    1 hrs 30 mins

    blucoat's Note:

    A hearty winter soup from Mark Bittman. He tasted it on a recent trip to Lucca, a town in Tuscany. If you don't have farro, you can substitute with spelt or barley. The recipe was printed in New York Times (Dec. 18, 2008). You can also add a Parmesan rind for more flavour. Enjoy!

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Put oil in a large, deep saucepan over medium heat; a minute later add onion, celery, carrots, a large pinch of salt and some pepper. Cook until vegetables are glossy and onion is softened, 5 to 10 minutes. Add garlic, and stir; add farro, beans, tomatoes and stock, and stir.
    2. 2
      Bring to a boil, then adjust heat so mixture simmers steadily. Cook until farro and beans are tender, at least an hour, adding stock or water as necessary if mixture becomes too thick. Stir in parsley and basil (if using), then cook another 5 minutes. Taste and adjust seasoning, then serve with lots of Parmesan.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 23, 2011

      55

      Wow, what a great soup! This was the first recipe I tried with the spelt I bought at the health food store, and I am hooked. I quick-soaked my beans for an hour in boiling water because I forgot to put them in to soak the night before, and they turned out great -- a little al dente, which is how I like them. I used the Parmesan rind as suggested, chopped into small bits, and they made these awesome little "soup clumps" where they didn't melt into the broth all the way. I could just eat this soup forever. Thanks so much for sharing!

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    Nutritional Facts for Luccan Farro Soup (Mark Bittman)

    Serving Size: 1 (245 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 279.2
     
    Calories from Fat 67
    24%
    Total Fat 7.5 g
    11%
    Saturated Fat 1.1 g
    5%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 53.7 mg
    2%
    Total Carbohydrate 41.8 g
    13%
    Dietary Fiber 10.7 g
    42%
    Sugars 6.8 g
    27%
    Protein 13.6 g
    27%

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    whole farro

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