Wild Mushroom and Barley Risotto Recipe

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


Submitted by mcaplan

Makes 6 servings



In this pungent mushroom risotto, we substitute fiber-rich barley for the more traditional arborio rice. Any combination of mushrooms will work; if you use shiitakes, remove the stems from the caps before using.

Recipe Ingredients for Wild Mushroom and Barley Risotto

6 cup vegetable, mushroom, or reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 1/2 cup water
2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 large onion, minced
2 clove garlic, minced
3 cup wild mushrooms
1 1/2 cup pearl barley, rinsed
1/4 cup red wine
6 cup baby arugula
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon butter
2 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
1 Freshly ground pepper to taste

Recipe Directions for Wild Mushroom and Barley Risotto

  1. # Bring broth and water to a simmer in a large saucepan. Adjust heat to maintain a steady simmer.

  2. # Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic and cook, stirring, until the onion is translucent, about 2 minutes. Add mushrooms and cook, stirring, until they begin to release their juices, 2 to 3 minutes. Add barley and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add wine and simmer, stirring, until most of the liquid has evaporated, about 1 minute more. Reduce heat to medium.

  3. # Add 1/2 cup hot broth to the barley and cook, stirring, until most of the liquid has been absorbed. Continue adding 1/2 cup hot broth at a time and stirring until the liquid has been absorbed after each addition, adjusting the heat to maintain a gentle simmer, until the barley is tender and creamy but still somewhat firm, 35 to 45 minutes. (You might not use all the broth.)

  4. # Stir in arugula and cook, stirring, until it is wilted, about 1 minute. Remove from the heat. Stir in cheese, butter, and vinegar. Season with pepper.

Categories

Rice, Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 452.8g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
322
Calories from Fat
89
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
9.9g
15%
Saturated Fat
3.1g
16%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
9mg
3%
Sodium
856mg
36%
Potassium
590mg
17%
Total Carbohydrates
44.8g
15%
Dietary Fiber
8.9g
36%
Sugars
3.3g
Protein
13.4g
Vitamin A 11% Vitamin C 10%
Calcium 11% Iron 13%
* 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 cholesterol
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in manganese
  • High in niacin
  • High in selenium
  •   Bad points
  • High in sodium
  • Contains alcohol
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