Wild Mushroom & Barley Risotto

May/June 2007

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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.

"Fantastic dish! Risotta is always labor intensive, but this is one version that is definitely worth the effort. Meaty, flavorful and very filling. Really, really good! It looks beautiful too. Great dish for dinner parties too. One tip...
Wild Mushroom & Barley Risotto

10 Reviews for Wild Mushroom & Barley Risotto

Rich and Tasty

I substituted kale for the arugula and skipped the water and cheese (I have issues with cheese) while adding additional wine. Also, I threw in some oregano and rosemary in a fit of whimsy. Absolutely lovely. It's now on my list of comfort foods.

I made the full batch even though I'm only cooking for one. I put the rest in individual containers and freezed them for future meals. Very convenient. I highly recommend this recipe.

Healthy and Flavourful

This is so full of nutrients, is very tasty, and is a welcome change to eating rice, pasta, etc... It's not often that I find a recipe that I want to make again and again. This one is definitely a keeper.

Healthy and tasty.

I made this almost exactly as written. I used just the basic white mushrooms and a splash of apple cider vinegar. Four ounces of store bought chicken broth and two ounces of my home made. stock. It is so tasty -- you can use it as a main dish or as a side. I will definitely make this again!

Tasty, easy to make
Really, Really Good!!!

This recipe is awesome! I actually made it using 1/2 recipe, as it's just me! And I used quinoa instead of barley, because my local grocery store didn't seem to have barley, or I just didn't know where it was... I will DEFINITELY make this again! SO good!

Flavor, ease
Great dish!

I used white wine instead of red, omitted the balsamic at the end, added Romano & Parmesan cheeses & it was fabulous! I had no idea that barley could be cooked like arborio. Will definitely make again!

Tasty filling winter

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