Food Recipes Spicy Shrimp and Farro Soup With Winter Greens 4.2 (48) Add your rating & review If it's possible for a soup to be light yet hearty and comforting, this is it. By Justin Chapple Justin Chapple Twitter Website Justin Chapple is a chef, recipe developer, food writer, video host, and cookbook author. In addition, he is the culinary director-at-large of Food & Wine and host of their video series, Mad Genius Tips, for which he was nominated twice for a prestigious James Bead Award. He has appeared on NBC's Today, LIVE with Kelly and Ryan, Food Network's The Kitchen, Hallmark's Home & Family, and Fox's Good Day New York, among others. Real Simple's Editorial Guidelines Updated on January 22, 2016 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Kate Mathis Hands On Time: 30 mins Total Time: 45 mins Yield: 4 to 6 serves Jump to Nutrition Facts Jump to recipe If you haven't yet heard about farro, it's about time to put it on your radar. Gaining in popularity among vegans and omnivores alike, this healthy grain is filling, flavorful, and nutrient-dense with a nutty taste and chewy texture similar to barley. You'll find this high-protein, high-fiber, whole-grain wheat in a wide range of dishes, such as our salad with chicken and crispy farro and summer squash farro bowl. In this recipe, we cook the ancient grain in a flavor-packed, chili pepper-spiced, tomato-based broth. Minutes before serving, we add shrimp for protein and chard for color and even more nutrients. Garnish with fresh, torn basil leaves and more fresh, sliced chili peppers, and then serve with a crusty bread for warm, flavorful, satisfying meal. Ingredients ¼ cup olive oil 4 large shallots, coarsely chopped 1 large carrot, coarsely chopped 1 to 2 fresh hot red chilies, sliced, plus more for serving 4 cloves garlic, sliced Kosher salt and black pepper 1 15.5-oz can diced tomatoes 8 cups low-sodium chicken broth 1 cup whole-grain farro ¾ pound peeled and deveined medium or large raw shrimp 5 ounces (8 cups) torn Swiss chard (from about 1 small bunch) Torn basil leaves and crusty bread, for serving Directions Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add shallots, carrot, chilies, garlic, and ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper. Cook, stirring often, until vegetables are just tender, 6 to 8 minutes. Add tomatoes and their juices along with the broth, bring to a boil, and then add farro and cook until tender, 20 to 25 minutes. Stir in shrimp and chard, and cook until shrimp are opaque, 2 to 4 minutes. Transfer the soup to bowls and sprinkle with the basil and additional sliced chilies. Serve with the bread. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 490 Calories 18g Fat 54g Carbs 31g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Calories 490 % Daily Value * Total Fat 18g 23% Cholesterol 105mg 35% Sodium 1060mg 46% Total Carbohydrate 54g 20% Total Sugars 7g Protein 31g Calcium 142mg 11% Iron 3mg 17% *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.