Herbed Mushroom & Barley Risotto

  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 55 min
  • Serves:

Ingredients

  • 3 cups reduced sodium chicken broth 750 mL
  • 3 tbsp butter 45 mL
  • ⅓ cup finely diced shallots 75 mL
  • 1 Herbed Mushroom & Barley Risotto Gift Jar
  • 1 cup dry white wine 250 mL
  • ⅓ cup grated Parmesan cheese 75 mL

Directions

  • Step 1

    Pour broth and 2½ cups (625 mL) water into saucepan set over medium heat. Cover and keep hot on a low simmer.

  • Step 2

    Meanwhile, melt butter in another large saucepan set over medium heat. Add shallots; cook 2 to 3 min., until softened. Add contents of Herbed Mushroom & Barley Risotto Gift Jar; stir 1 to 2 min., until barley is well coated. Stir in wine. Cook until almost all liquid has evaporated.

  • Step 3

    Ladle 1 cup (250 mL) hot broth mixture onto risotto mixtue. Cook, stirring constantly, until almost all liquid is absorbed. Continue to add broth mixture 1 cup (250 mL) at a time (reserve ½ cup/125 mL for a later step); stirring after each addition until almost all liquid is absorbed; 35 to 40 min. until barley and mushrooms are tender.

  • Step 4

    Stir in remaining ½ cup (125 mL) broth. Warm through, about 1 min., to loosen risotto. Remove from heat. Stir in Parmesan cheese. Serve immediately.

Tip

Garnish with chopped fresh herbs such as parsley, chives or basil before serving.

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Nutrition Facts

  • Per serving (¼ recipe)
  • Calories 440
  • Protein 21 g
  • Total fat 13 g
  • Sat fat 7 g
  • Cholesterol 30 mg
  • Carbohydrates 66 g
  • Fibre 15 g
  • Sugar 4 g
  • Sodium 810 mg