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Farmers' Market Barley Risotto

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Farmers' Market Barley Risotto
  • Prep 1 hr 15 min
  • Total 1 hr 15 min
  • Servings 4
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Betty Crocker Cookbook for Women shares a recipe! Make risotto with a twist by using good-for-you barley and lots of veggies.
Updated Oct 13, 2016

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
  • 1 medium bell pepper, coarsely chopped (1 cup)
  • 2 cups chopped fresh mushrooms (4 oz)
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 cup uncooked medium pearled barley
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine or Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
  • 2 cups roasted vegetable stock or Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups grape tomatoes, cut in half (if large, cut into quarters)
  • 2/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh or 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
Make With
Make With
Progresso Broth

Steps

  • 1
    In 4-quart Dutch oven, heat oil over medium heat. Cook onion, bell pepper, mushrooms and corn in oil about 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until onion is crisp-tender. Add barley, stirring about 1 minute to coat.
  • 2
    Stir in wine and 1/2 cup of the vegetable stock. Cook 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until liquid is almost absorbed. Repeat with remaining stock and 3 cups water, adding 1/2 to 3/4 cup of stock or water at a time and stirring frequently, until absorbed.
  • 3
    Stir in tomatoes, 1/3 cup of the cheese, the basil and pepper. Cook until thoroughly heated. Sprinkle with remaining 1/3 cup cheese.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Risotto is traditionally made by stirring small amounts of broth into rice throughout the cook time to get a chewy texture. This recipe uses barley instead of rice.
  • tip 2
    Barley is high in soluble fiber and may have the same cholesterol-lowering properties of oats.

Nutrition

360 Calories, 8g Total Fat, 13g Protein, 57g Total Carbohydrate, 8g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
360
Calories from Fat
70
Total Fat
8g
13%
Saturated Fat
3g
15%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
740mg
31%
Potassium
660mg
19%
Total Carbohydrate
57g
19%
Dietary Fiber
11g
45%
Sugars
8g
Protein
13g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
50%
50%
Vitamin C
70%
70%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
3 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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