Minestra di Farro

Minestra di Farro Recipe Courtesy of Pamela Sheldon Johns, recipe from her cookbook, Parmigiano!

This perfect winter soup becomes buttery and creamy with the simmering of the Parmigiano-Reggiano rind, together with beans and farro. We used Tuscan Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Frantoio Franci Bio), Controne No Soak Beans and Rustichella Farro!

If you use our beans, you won’t need to soak them. Any other beans and farro, soak overnight for faster soup. We used the no-soak beans, and a 20-minute soak on the farro, before boiling and draining. If you are at home on a winter’s day, start this in early afternoon and it will be ready in plenty of time for dinner.

Ingredients for Minestra di Farro

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For this recipe, we selected the organic extra virgin olive oil, Franci Bio, from Giorgio Franci. You can read more about Frantoio Franci here.