Total TimePrep: 10 min. Cook: 55 min.
Oh yum! I needed to add a little more broth to fully cook the barley, but wow! This is so delicious. I also added some sauteed mushrooms like another reviewer suggested. Today I topped a bowl of this with feta cheese. This is a keeper.
Can someone please tell me where to find sodium-free chicken boullion granules? This recipe sounds delicious!
I really like barley and have been looking for recipes that use it other than in a soup. This was VERY tasty. I wasn't sure how barley would turn out as a risotto but it worked great. The lemon zest adds a wonderful flavor and aroma. I agree with one of the other reviewer, taste it at the end before adding salt. Mine didn't need any added salt either. Try it, you won't be disappointed!
I was really happy with this recipe. My husband loves the regular (rice) risotto that I make and so I wasn't sure how excited he would be about this but we are trying to eat a little healthier so I thought I'd try it. It was really good. I made a few substitutions and additions but nothing too major. I used unsalted chicken broth instead of the water and bouillon and I used a couple of splashes of lemon juice instead of lemon peel. I also added baby bella mushrooms and some celery to the dish. It was very tasty. Thanks!
My husband picked this recipe out for me to make, and thank goodness he did! We loved it! This was my first time making a risotto, and I was sort of surprised how easy it really was to do. Sure, it was time consuming, but well worth the effort.
I was unsure how this would taste but gave it a try. Wow the flavor and texture were great. The lemon zest added a super fresh taste but didn't over power it. I served this with a slowcooker lemon chicken from this website and the risotto soaked up the thin sauce from the chicken and it was yummy. I would caution you to taste the risotto before adding salt in the end, mine didn't need it. I love using barley in soups and am so glad to have found this recipe. If you have never made a risotto before just be prepare to stand over it and stir for 30 minutes!
More and more I am amazed at the wide variety of tastes associated with and around barley. This is a grain that should be showcased more often. Not only is a textured delight, but imagine, it's good for you too!