Mushroom-Barley “Risotto”

I love all things mushroom! So this was one of those amazing recipes for my house. Thank goodness I made a bunch as we were super happy to eat it for a while 🙂 The best part was that unlike regular risotto – I didn’t have to stand over the hot stove and stir this dish the whole time. And of course barley is way more nutritious than arborio rice.

Check out these other mushroom dishes from the past…Mushroom and Crumble StroganoffVegan Creme of Artichoke and Mushroom Soup with Pesto, Raw Spinach & Wild Mushroom Quiche, Chopped “Liver” Spread, Thai Coconut Bliss Soup, Mushroom Stroganoff and Raw Mushroom Cream Sushi

huge pot of goodness!Mushroom-Barley “Risotto”

1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cups onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
4 cups mixed mushrooms, quartered (chanterelle, cremini, morel, and oyster)
1 cup pearl barley
3 cups vegetable stock or water
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Add the onions; cook about 5 minutes and stir in the garlic and cook, 30 seconds.
  3. Add the mushrooms; cook until soft, about 5 minutes.
  4. Stir in the barley to coat.
  5. Add the stock, salt, and turmeric and bring to a boil.
  6. Lower to a simmer and cover, stirring occasionally, until the barley is tender and liquid is absorbed.

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