Oyster Mushroom and Barley Risotto

READY IN: 1hr 10mins
Top Review by yamakarasu

This was wonderful. I never would've thought to put barley with rice.. seems like such an obvious choice! They both balanced each other out so it still tastes like rice but has that little extra texture and slight creaminess from the barley. Delicious! I skipped the parm (I thought it tasted great without it at that point) and added a touch more black pepper and it was a winner :) Thanks!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring water to boil in large saucepan.
  2. Add rice and barley and return to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat to low and simmer uncovered, stirring occasionally (about 45 minutes).
  4. Heat olive oil in a large fry pan on medium heat.
  5. Add mushrooms and saute until almost tender, 8-10 minutes.
  6. Add the barley rice mixture to the mushrooms and stir.
  7. Add in broth, cheese and pepper.
  8. Stir until cheese melts and the mixture is creamy.

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