Oyster Mushroom and Barley Risotto

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

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.


Most Helpful

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!

yamakarasu April 02, 2010

It is an excellent meal, tried it also with iats instead of pearl barley, but it was always somewhat less than we expected. Everybody loved it including my two year old son! Sprinkle some italian parsley on top and BON APETIT!!!

Sirene March 06, 2008

Loved loved loved this recipe. I was surprised that the bastmati and barley would yeild a creamy texture, but it did. The only change I made was to saute a bit of shallot with the oyster mushrooms but other than that I followed the recipe. This is a nice change of pace and my new favorite sidedish. Thank you Chef#439689 for sharing the recipe.

BonnieZ January 28, 2008

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