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Farro with pancetta, peas and mascarpone

Australian Gourmet Traveller fast Italian recipe for farro with pancetta, peas and mascarpone.
Farro with pancetta, peas and mascarpone

Farro with pancetta, peas and mascarpone

Ben Dearnley




1.Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat, add onion, pancetta, and garlic and sauté until starting to soften (2-3 minutes). Add farro, stir until toasted (1-2 minutes), then add stock, 250ml at a time, stirring until liquid is absorbed before adding more, adding the peas with the last addition of stock (20-25 minutes; see note). Add parmesan and serve topped with a dollop of mascarpone, extra parmesan and a drizzle of olive oil.

Farro is a type of grain available from select delicatessens and health-food shops. You may need to add a little extra warm water if stock reduces too quickly.

This recipe is from the September 2010 issue of



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