Creamy Barley Risotto Recipe

Looking for an easy Creamy Barley Risotto recipe? Learn how to make Creamy Barley Risotto using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by ashleyrd

Makes 4 servings



Delicious- I am going to try to use 1/2 real butter and 1/2 smart balance, will see how it goes.

Recipe Ingredients for Creamy Barley Risotto

4 cups low sodium chicken stock
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 medium onion, cut into 1/4-inch dice
1/4 teaspoon thyme
1 cup pearled barley (7 ounces)
1/2 cup Kraft 100% grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
2 tsp freshly ground pepper
2 tablespoons unsalted butter

Recipe Directions for Creamy Barley Risotto

  1. In a medium saucepan, bring the chicken stock to a simmer over moderately high heat. Reduce the heat to low and keep warm.

  2. In a large, deep skillet, heat the olive oil. Add the onion and thyme and cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until the onion is softened, about 6 minutes. Add the barley and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Add 1 cup of the warm stock and cook, stirring, until nearly absorbed. Continue adding the stock 1/2 cup at a time and stirring until it is nearly absorbed between additions. The risotto is done when the barley is al dente and suspended in a thick, creamy sauce, about 35 minutes. Stir in the 1/2 cup of Parmigiano-Reggiano and the butter and season with salt and pepper. Serve at once, passing more cheese at the table.

Categories

Side Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 352.1g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
420
Calories from Fat
202
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
22.5g
35%
Saturated Fat
10.5g
53%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
41mg
14%
Sodium
349mg
15%
Potassium
213mg
6%
Total Carbohydrates
43.7g
15%
Dietary Fiber
8.6g
34%
Sugars
1.7g
Protein
12.3g
Vitamin A 9% Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 17% Iron 12%
* 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 sugar
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
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