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Spinach-Barley Risotto

  • Prep 5 hr 15 min
  • Total 5 hr 30 min
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Transport yourself to Italy with one of its specialties--risotto! Bring yourself back to reality with this version made with barley instead of Arborio rice. MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

3/4
cup uncooked pearl barley
2
cups water
2
teaspoons olive or vegetable oil
1
cup thinly sliced fresh mushroom (4 ounces)
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1 1/2
cups Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32-oz carton) or vegetable broth
1
teaspoon garlic pepper
1
teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/3
cup uncooked instant wild rice
1/4
cup dried cranberries
2
cups packed spinach leaves, shredded (3 ounces)

Steps

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  • 1
    Soak barley in water at least 5 hours or overnight; drain.
  • 2
    Heat oil in 10-inch nonstick skillet over high heat. Cook mushrooms and onion in oil, stirring frequently, until onion is crisp-tender.
  • 3
    Stir in broth, garlic pepper and mustard. Cover and heat to boiling. Stir in barley and remaining ingredients except spinach; reduce heat. Cover and simmer 10 minutes, stirring once.
  • 4
    4. Stir in spinach. Cover and simmer about 5 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and barley and wild rice are tender.

Expert Tips

You can use quick-cooking barley for the pearl barley. There is no presoaking and it reduces cooking time, but the dish won’t be quite as creamy.

Use Progresso® reduced-sodium chicken broth for the regular broth.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
475
Calories from Fat
65
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7 g
Saturated Fat
1 g
Cholesterol
0mg
Sodium
870 mg
Potassium
870 mg
Total Carbohydrate
102 g
Dietary Fiber
17 g
Protein
24 g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
56%
56%
Vitamin C
12%
12%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
24%
24%
Exchanges:
6 Starch;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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