Mushroom Barley Risotto
Recipe type: Side Dish
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Serves: 6
An easy nutty side dish that's a perfect compliment to pork, chicken or fish.
  • 2 tbs. unsalted butter
  • 1 scallion, chopped fine
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 8 oz. button mushrooms, chopped
  • 1 cup dry barley
  • 1½ cups chicken broth
  • 2 tbs. sour cream
  • 2 tbs. chopped parsley
  1. Pre-cook barley in boiling water for 20 minutes until soft but still chewy in the middle. Drain and set aside.
  2. Heat 2 tbs. butter in a saute pan.
  3. Add mushrooms, garlic and scallions - saute until soft.
  4. Add barley and half the chicken stock and cook until barley absorbs the broth stirring frequently.
  5. Continue to add more broth until the consistency is of your liking.
  6. At the end, stir in sour cream and chopped parsley.
Recipe by A Muse in My Kitchen at