Farro Risotto Recipe - Clean Eating Magazine

Farro, Shrimp & Tomato Risotto

Nutty, chewy farro is a great stand-in for Arborio rice in this tomato-based risotto dish with fennel and leeks.
Farro Risotto Recipe

Farro Risotto Recipe

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  • 6Servings


  • 28 oz BPA-free canned, jarred or boxed unsalted diced tomatoes with juices (try: Eden Organic Diced Tomatoes)
  • 2 large leeks, thinly sliced (white and light green parts only) (tip: To clean leeks, slice lengthwise and rinse the dirt out under warm running water, separating the segments to allow the water through.)
  • 1 large bulb fennel, cored and thinly sliced
  • 2 cups farro, rinsed
  • 1 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp unsalted tomato paste
  • 1 lb medium shrimp, peeled and deveined, thawed if frozen
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves


  1. To a 5-qt slow cooker, add tomatoes, leeks, fennel, farro, broth, tomato paste and 1 1/2 cups water; stir to break up tomato paste. Cover and cook on high for 2 hours, opening lid to stir gently about every 30 minutes.
  2. Remove lid, add shrimp and stir to combine. Replace lid and continue cooking for an additional 30 minutes, until shrimp are pink and opaque throughout, stirring once after 15 minutes of cooking. Divide among serving bowls and garnish with parsley.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 2 cups risotto
  • Calories: 370
  • Carbohydrate Content: 63 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 106 mg
  • Fat Content: 2 g
  • Fiber Content: 10 g
  • Protein Content: 25 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 0.5 g
  • Sodium Content: 151 mg
  • Sugar Content: 8.5 g