Pearl Barley Risotto

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Love risotto? Try this healthier, weight- friendly version recipe which replaces the usual risotto rice with filling pearl barley. As pearl barley is low in fat, high in fiber and gives a nutty undertone, it is not any inferior to the commonly used arboria rice in risotto recipe.
Print recipe here: Pearl barley risotto recipe

Key facts:

  • Preparation: 2 hours
  • Cooking: 30 mins
  • Total: 2 hours and 30 mins
  • Serves: 1


  • 100 g Organic Pearl Barley
  • 2 teaspoon Butter
  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves of organic Morado garlic
  • 100 g Shimeji Mushroom
  • Himalayan Rock Salt (to taste)
  • Organic Black Pepper, Ground (to taste)
  • 1/4 cup grated cheese


  1. Soak pearl barley for at least 2 hours.
  2. Melt the butter in large non-stick skillet over low heat. Cook onion and garlic until soften.
  3. Add soaked barley, shimeji mushroom and 1 cup of water and stir until the water is absorbed. Season with salt and black pepper.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in the grated cheese. Serve immediately.

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