Farro Risotto


  • 4 c. butternut squash, peeled and cut into medium cubes
  • 2 c. farro
  • 6 c. water
  • 4 tsp. VegeSal
  • 2 tsp. McKay’s chicken style seasoning
  • 1 medium onion, finely diced
  • 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oi8l
  • 1 c. finely diced celery
  • 1 c. finely diced carrots
  • 1 1/2 c. broccoli florets, small
  • 1 1/2 c. cauliflower florets, small
  • 1 1/2 c. snap peas, cut into thirds
  • 1 c. fava beans or lima beans
  • juice of one medium lemon (1/4 c.)
  • 1/2 c. sparkling apple cider


  1. Spray a large baking sheet with a non-stick cooking spray. Spread the butternut squash cubes on it and spray with cooking oil spray. Lightly sprinkle with salt and place in a 425-degree oven for 30 minutes or until tender-firm and lightly browned. Turn pieces over and bake another 10 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside.
  2. In a large cooking pot put the farro, 6 cups water, VegeSal and McKay’s Chicken style seasoning. Cook according to package directions and until it gets a creamy risotto consistency, and set aside.
  3. Fill a large stockpot ½ full of water and bring to a boil. Add the broccoli, cauliflower and snap peas. Boil for 2-4 minutes, only until crunchy tender. Drain and set aside.
  4. In a medium skillet place the 1 tablespoon olive oil, onion, celery and carrots. Sauté until onion is clear and vegetables are tender.
  5. Mix the lemon juice and sparkling apple cider together and then pour over vegetables. Continue to cook another 4-5 min. or until the liquid cooks down just a little.
  6. Remove from heat and stir in the cooked Farro. Gently stir to mix with the sautéed vegetables. Add the other vegetables and gently fold them in. Serve hot.

Optional: Cut grape tomatoes in half and place on a baking sheet. Spray with oil and sprinkle with salt. Roast in oven and add to risotto.

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