Simple Farrisotto

Buckle up, kids. It’s stupid easy side dish time. Rice is nice, but it does get a little boring after awhile. Recently I’ve been reaching more for the farro. It’s got a nice nutty flavor and more of a bite to it, like brown rice but better. And better for you! Farro has about 3 grams more of protein and fiber than brown rice. Fun fact: I learned that just now. I was just eating it because it tasted good.

Oh, in case you were wondering, a “farrisotto” is just a bunch of farro cooked like a risotto. I saw the word kicking around the internet and I thought it was pretty clever. Here is my simple (a word which here means easy) take on it.

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Perfect Pressure Cooker Tomato Basil Risotto

Have I mentioned my pressure cooker? When we first bought it, I was scared to death. It gets ridiculously hot. Steam shoots up 3 feet into the air. It’s under pressure,¬†meaning, it could explode at any minute. But it doesn’t. And it probably won’t. Once you get over that, it’s pretty amazing. It gets dinner (or lunch) done in a fraction of the time and energy it would normally take. How can you go wrong, really. Making a perfect and flavorful risotto is only 10 minutes away.

Today on the blog, we’re doing a tomato basil rendition. I am all over anything tomato basil this summer. Go get yourself some market fresh tomatoes (the absolute BEST) and whip this up.

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