THRIVE Barley and Tomato Risotto

by Todd Leonard CEC on May 16, 2014
Todd Leonard CEC
Overall Rating: 5/5 | Kids Rating: 0/5


A risotto to impress!

Serves: 8

Prep Time: 10 min

Cook Time: 50 min

Total Time: 60 min

Total Time:
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60 min
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50 min
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  1. Precook barley with some additional onions and chicken bouillon for about 30 minutes or until tender.
  2. In a saucepan, melt 2 tbsp. butter. Add onions and garlic and sweat for a minute.
  3. Add barley, green chilies, water, bouillon, and seasonings to pot and bring to a simmer.
  4. When most of the liquid is cooked down (about 10 minutes), gently fold in tomatoes.
  5. Add herbs and cheese and fold in. Add cream and remaining butter and fold in.

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