Farro, known as the “Mother of all wheat” was so important to the Roman legion that it was sometimes used as currency. This ancient Mediterranean grain was and is still a staple food prized not only for its taste but also for its nutritional value. High in protein and fiber, it is very easy to digest and can be enjoyed in a number of ways. Alessi Farro with Porcini Mushrooms begins with delicious, nutty flavored, whole grain farro. To the farro, we add highly prized, aromatic porcini mushrooms. With a quick twenty minute cooking time, this hearty dish satiates hunger pangs and offers a pleasing texture. Use as a side dish or as a base for a one bowl meal.