First up, I got my farro from trader joe's and it's "quick cooking" farro, which means it's already cooked most of the way, and only takes 10 mins. When I read the instructions, it said something to the effect of 1/2 cup farro + 1 cup water or broth, bring to a boil, then simmer 10 mins. What I missed at the end was it said to drain the excess liquid, which I didn't do, because I was expecting it to cook somewhat like rice. Don't worry though, I made good use of the leftover liquid, so no big deal.
I used the whole package which was 1.5 cups farro, plus 3 cups of "not chicken" broth. I followed the instructions, except for draining it in the end. The broth didn't add much flavor, and I honestly was using it because I had an open carton in the fridge that I needed to use up. Feel free to use whatever broth you have on hand, or just some water.
While the farro was cooking, I chopped up a red bell pepper, 2 scallions (green onions), a cubanelle pepper, a big zucchini and 2 links of the sausage. I put all of this into a bowl, and brought it over to the stove. I put a little bit of grapeseed oil into a large skillet, put it on high, and added about a tablespoon of minced garlic. We have a jar in the fridge, but if you don't love garlic as much as we do, just chop up a clove or two. I let the garlic sizzle for a minute, and then added all the veggies in, and stirred them around. I added in salt, dried oregano and basil, and a little bit of crushed red pepper. I let that cook for a while on medium high, stirring occasionally.
After the farro had cooked for about 10 mins, I looked, and the liquid hadn't absorbed, so I tasted it, and it seemed like it was done. I have never made farro before, but it was chewy and not tough, al dente, so I figured that was probably good. I poured the farro into the skillet, broth and all, and let that boil and reduce down. After a few minutes, it was reduced down quite a bit, and I grated some parmesan cheese in it, stirred it in, and added a little more salt (to taste).
If you leave out the sausage, you might want to include some beans in there, to make it a little more substantial.
I had the leftovers for lunch today, and it will reheat well, so don't worry if you have leftovers.
Sorry there are no pictures, but I hope you try it anyway. I'm sure you will enjoy it.