By: Gale Gand
Wheat And Barely Risotto Recipe – What Is Risotto? HMC is here to help you get the recommended 19-38 grams of fiber per day. This meal is rich in fiber and antioxidants so you can always be ready for whatever life throws at you.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 60 to 90 minutes
1 cup wheat berries
1/2 cup pearl barley
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cups mushrooms, sliced
2 shallots, minced
2 large garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
1 tablespoon parsley, chopped
1 tablespoon chives, chopped
1 tomato, chopped
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
Directions: Add 3 cups of salted water to two separate pots and bring to a boil. Add wheat berries to one saucepan and barley to the other. Cook until tender, approximately 50 to 60 minutes.
In a small frying pan, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil over medium-high heat. Add the mushroom, shallots and garlic; sauté until softened and fragrant, about 3 minutes.
Stir in the cooked wheat berries, barley, mushroom mixture, cheese and 1 tablespoon oil; mix to combine. Fold in herbs and tomato. Add salt and pepper to taste and serve immediately.
Yields: 4 to 6 servings
Serving size: 1 cup
Nutrition analysis: One serving provides approximately: 74 calories, 8 g protein, 26 g carbohydrates, 5 g fiber, 8 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 7 mg cholesterol, 23 µg folate, 1 mg iron, 130 mg sodium
• Risotto is a traditional Italian dish often made with Arborio, a small grain rice grown in Italy.