Barley Risotto with Cauliflower and Red Wine Recipe

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Submitted by acarr

Makes 6 servings



from nytimes: The Italians make a risotto-like dish called orzotto with barley. It has a chewier, more robust texture than risotto made with rice and considerably more fiber. I like to use red wine in this dish, both for its flavor and because I like the way it tints the cauliflower.

Recipe Ingredients for barley risotto with cauliflower and red wine

8 cups vegetable broth, as needed
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 small onion, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 cups barley
6 cups cauliflower (1 medium), separated into small florets
1 cup red wine
3 tablespoons flat-leaf parsley
1 salt and pepper to taste

Recipe Directions for barley risotto with cauliflower and red wine

  1. Season the stock well with salt and bring to a simmer in a medium saucepan.

  2. Heat the oil over medium heat in a large, heavy nonstick frying pan or a wide, heavy saucepan. Add the onion. Cook, stirring, until the onion begins to soften, about three minutes. Add the garlic, cauliflower and barley. Cook, stirring, for a couple of minutes, until the grains of barley are separate and beginning to crackle.

  3. Add the red wine and cook, stirring, until there is no more wine visible in the pan. Stir in enough of the simmering stock to just cover the barley. The stock should bubble slowly. Cook, stirring often, until it is just about absorbed. Add more stock and continue to cook in this fashion, not too fast and not too slowly, adding more stock when the barley is almost dry, until the barley is tender but still chewy. Taste and add salt if necessary.

  4. Add another ladleful of stock to the barley. Stir in the parsley and Parmesan, and immediately remove from the heat. Add freshly ground pepper, taste one last time and adjust salt. Serve at once.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 524.4g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
318
Calories from Fat
68
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
7.5g
12%
Saturated Fat
1.4g
7%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
1057mg
44%
Potassium
857mg
24%
Total Carbohydrates
42.9g
14%
Dietary Fiber
10.7g
43%
Sugars
4.5g
Protein
14.5g
Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 84%
Calcium 6% Iron 17%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in manganese
  • High in niacin
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in sodium
  • Contains alcohol
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