I have seen farro risotto on restaurant menus but have never ordered it even though I love farro and risotto. I am a junky that derives pure pleasure from creatively experimenting with vegetarian and vegan meals; I get scared however, when these dishes appear too complex. Knowing that farro does not get naturally creamy like risotto, I figured a farro risotto would require more work, knowledge, and patience than I have as a cook who thrives on simplicity.
To get a creamy consistency, I figured farro risotto would require some kind of dairy or dairy substitute like a cashew cream. Although I frequent my favorite vegan restaurants in New York City including Candle 79 and Angelica Kitchen, I’ve never attempted to bring their recipe ideas home to play with because many of them involve cashew creams and other nut-based substitutes for dairy which scream daunting to me.
History behind me, last night I became brave. I purchased a bag of farro and resolved to dive into making farro risotto with cashew cream. As I strolled home the thought to add lemon to the recipe sounded interesting to me.
What You Need (one portion. If you can, use organic all natural ingredients)