Mushroom and Spinach Barley Risotto

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READY IN: 5hrs 10mins
Recipe by Nikkei

Pearl barley gives this risotto a slightly nutty taste and fantastic texture, with the added benefit of loads of selenium and fibre.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place the dried mushroom in a bowl and cover with boiling water. Soak for 30 minutes.
  2. Heat oil in a frying pan. Saute onions until soft. Add garlic and cook 1 - 2 minutes.
  3. Add the barley and coat with oil.
  4. Add stock and bring to the boil.
  5. Place barley mix in slow cooker and add mushrooms, including soaking water.
  6. Cook on low heat for 4 - 5 hours, stirring occasionally. If barley becomes dry, add a dash of olive oil.
  7. When barley is tender, add spinach and mix well.
  8. Add parmesan and serve with black pepper.
  9. Note: If a slow cooker is not available, simmer barley on the stovetop for 40 minutes until tender.

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