Barley and Spinach Risotto Recipe

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Barley and Spinach Risotto
How to make Barley and Spinach Risotto
  • Recipe By: NDTV Food
  • Recipe Servings: 2
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  • Difficulty Level: Medium

Get to taste the authentic Italian flavours with a healthy spin. Risotto made with a mix of barley, spinach and subtle spices.

Ingredients of Barley and Spinach Risotto

  • 1.5 litre veg stock
  • 25 gms - olive oil
  • 25 gms - butter
  • 50 gms - chopped onion
  • 2 clove garlic, crushed
  • 3 cups barley
  • 2 Tbsp freshly chopped sage
  • 2 tsp finely grated lemon rind
  • 100 gms baby spinach

How to Make Barley and Spinach Risotto

  • 1.Place stock and 3 cups of cold water in a large saucepan over medium heat.
  • 2.Cook for 10 minutes or until the mixture starts to simmer.
  • 3.Reduce heat to low to keep hot.
  • 4.Heat butter and half the oil in a large, heavy-based saucepan over medium heat.
  • 5.Add onion and garlic.
  • 6.Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until onion has softened.
  • 7.Add barley.
  • 8.Stir to combine.
  • 9.Reduce heat to low.
  • 10.Add 1/2 cup stock mixture to barley mixture.
  • 11.Cook, stirring, until stock has absorbed.
  • 12.Repeat with remaining stock, 1/2 cup at a time, until all liquid is absorbed and barley is tender and creamy
  • 13.Stir lemon rind into barley and add spinach, check for seasoning.
  • 14.Cook for 1 to 2 minutes or until heated thoroughly.
  • 15.Season with salt and pepper.
  • 16.Serve risotto topped with lemon rind.