Recently, I was trying to find out how to cook farro-- I have a box of Prodotto Italiano farro, and it doesn't have instructions.
What's more, it turns out that there's pearled farro (doesn't need to be soaked) and unpearled farro (does need to be soaked, though one source says twenty minutes and another says overnight.
I tried searching on recipes for that brand, and found someone who was happy with a Cooks Illustrated recipe, but actually seeing the recipe involved a paid subscription, which was a bit more than I cared.
I couldn't find anything about how to tell the difference between pearled and unpearled farro just by looking.
My executive decision is that I will soak my farro.
In case you were wondering, it seems to be an old form of wheat which makes something like a wheat risotto (risotto is made with rice that releases starch as it cooks).
You'd almost think I was fascinated with the stuff, or at least Facebook is now trying to sell me farro. Has something like this happened to anyone else?
At the same time, I consistently comment on and upvote fat acceptance posts, but Facebook keeps trying to sell me diets.
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