Creamy Pea & Chive Pearl Barley Risotto (Reduced Fat)

Recipe by Sarah_Jayne
READY IN: 30mins
SERVES: 2
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Heat the oil in a large, deep pan, then gently fry the onion for 3-4 minutes
  • Stir in the pearl barley, sizzle for a few mins, then pour in about a third of the stock.
  • Simmer fiercely for 20 mins, stirring occasionally, adding more stock gradually as it is absorbed.
  • With 5 mins to go, stir in the peas. After 20 mins there should be some liquid left and the barley should be cooked through.
  • Turn the heat off under the risotto and let it sit for a min, then stir in the cream cheese and most of the chives.
  • Season well and serve scattered with the rest of the chives.
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