Barley Risotto with Chicken, Mushrooms and Greens Recipe

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Submitted by keito

Makes 4 servings



Taken from Williams-Sonoma's "Eat Well" cookbook. Substituted baby arugula for dandelion greens because they are nearly impossible to find where I live.

Recipe Ingredients for Barley Risotto with Chicken, Mushrooms and Greens

6 cups chicken broth
1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
1 onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
2 cups cremini mushrooms, sliced
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup dry white wine
1 cup pearl barley
3 cups baby arugula, cut into bite-sized pieces
2 cups roasted chicken, diced
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
1 salt and pepper to taste

Recipe Directions for Barley Risotto with Chicken, Mushrooms and Greens

  1. In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, bring broth to a simmer. Turn off heat, cover and keep warm.

  2. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic and cook, stirring frequently, until onion is soft, about 5 minutes. Add mushrooms, 1/4 tsp salt and a few grindings of pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, until mushrooms release their juices and start to brown, 4-5 minutes. Add wine and bring to a boil for 1 minute.

  3. Add 5 cups of hot broth and the barley. Cover and simmer over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally and adding more broth 1/4 cup at a time if barley becomes dry, until barley is tender, about 45 minutes.

  4. Stir in baby arugula and more broth, if necessary. Cook uncovered until greens are wilted, about 2 minutes. Stir in chicken and cook for 1 minute to heat through. Stir in Parmesan and season to taste with additional salt and pepper. Serve at once.

Categories

Main Dish, Soup

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 606.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
515
Calories from Fat
149
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
16.6g
26%
Saturated Fat
5.0g
25%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
73mg
24%
Sodium
1557mg
65%
Potassium
925mg
26%
Total Carbohydrates
46.4g
15%
Dietary Fiber
8.8g
35%
Sugars
3.9g
Protein
39.0g
Vitamin A 9% Vitamin C 8%
Calcium 22% Iron 20%
* 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
C+
  Good points
  • Low in sugar
  • High in niacin
  • High in selenium
  •   Bad points
  • High in sodium
  • Contains alcohol
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