Farro with Creamy Mushroom Sauce

Farro is the oldest ancient grain that was very popular in middle east during biblical times.In modern days it’s popular in Italy,some parts in Europe and Middle East.It’s texture and taste is very similar to barley and spelt with lower gluten level then wheat.
This creamy mushroom sauce can be served over pasta,rice or farro.

Farro with Creamy Mushroom Sauce

Ingredients

  • Cooked farro
  • 10 mushrooms sliced
  • 1/2 onion finely chopped
  • 5 garlic cloves thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp. finely chopped fresh basil
  • 2-3 sprigs thyme(stems removed)
  • 3/4 cup white wine
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tbsp. Demi glaze disolved in 1/2 cup hot water*
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil
  • salt and fresh ground pepper
  • *You can substitute beef,chicken,or vegetable stock or broth.

Instructions

  1. Heat a saute pan on medium heat and add oil.
  2. Throw in mushrooms and onions and saute for about 5 minutes or until onions and mushrooms are soft .
  3. Add garlic,basil and thyme. Saute for another minute or so.
  4. Add the wine.Cook for about 3 minutes or until wine evaporates.
  5. Add heavy whipping cream and demi glaze mixed with hot water or your choice of substitution.
  6. Let the sauce cook for about 4-5 minutes.
  7. Mix in cheese.
  8. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  9. Serve over farro or any pasta or grain of your choice.
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