“One-Pan Farro with Tomatoes” from “Smitten Kitchen Every Day”

Everyone should have liked this. It’s pretty much a risotto-adjacent dish, though you use farro instead of arborio rice. However, please note the use of the term, “should” because while I thought everyone would and should like this, not everyone did. And when I say, “not everyone” what I really mean is the teenagers.

I’m not really sure why they didn’t like it. It really was sort of like a risotto, and they love risotto, both traditional and Nigella’s fake (which is on permanent rotation in this house). But for whatever reason, the teens weren’t buying it. They didn’t like it and didn’t eat it. And anyone who’s met a hungry teenager will know that not eating when hungry is a very rare occurrence indeed.

The adults liked it, though. But I’m hardly going to make something again if half the house didn’t like it and wouldn’t eat it, so I don’t see this making a return to our dinner table any time soon.

You win some. You lose some.

“One-Pan Farro with Tomatoes” from “Smitten Kitchen Every Day”

2 thoughts on ““One-Pan Farro with Tomatoes” from “Smitten Kitchen Every Day”

  1. Liz says:

    What a bummer. I’ve been making this one-pot meal for years, it’s a huge favorite at my house (although, no teens yet! But the little one likes it)

    1. Maureen Stapleton says:

      As I said in the post, I was completely perplexed as to why they didn’t like it, as it’s not that dissimilar to risotto, which they love. But I can’t complain, because to their credit they’re willing to try anything. (I’m SO tempted to try this on them again, but maybe not for a month or so.)

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