Hugh Acheson puts farro to good use here by combining it with chorizo, then topping the dish with a surprise combination of feta and fresh dill.
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2 cups farro (12 ounces)
2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
8 ounces dry Spanish chorizo, very thinly sliced
2 medium shallots, minced
1/2 cup minced celery
1 cup chicken stock
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 cup chopped parsley
4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled ( 1/2 cup)
1/4 cup chopped dill
How to Make It
In a medium saucepan, cover the farro with water and bring to a boil. Add a generous pinch of salt and simmer over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until al dente, about 25 minutes; drain well.
In a large, deep skillet, heat the olive oil. Add the chorizo and cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until just starting to brown, about 5 minutes. Add the shallots and celery and cook, stirring, until softened, about 4 minutes. Stir in the drained farro and the chicken stock and cook, stirring, until most of the stock is absorbed, about 3 minutes. Stir in the butter and parsley and season lightly with salt. Transfer the farro to shallow bowls, scatter the feta and dill on top and serve.
A light-bodied white such as Albariño or Sauvignon Blanc.
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