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Barley risotto

Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 25 minutes

1 1/2 tablespoons canola oil
1 large shallot, chopped
3/4 cup pearled barley
1 3/4 cup vegetable stock or no salt added chicken broth
1/4 cup dry white wine
1 bunch asparagus, trimmed of tough ends and cut into 1-inch pieces
1 red bell pepper
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Heat canola oil in pressure cooker. Add shallot and barley and cook, stirring constantly, about 3 minutes. Add stock and wine, secure lid on cooker and bring to high pressure. Cook for 15–20 minutes at high pressure. While barley is cooking, steam asparagus until tender-crisp. Cut bell pepper into thin, short strips. When barley cooking time is up, remove pressure cooker from stove and quick-release pressure. If risotto is a little soupy, cook uncovered for a few more minutes until liquid is reduced. Fold in asparagus, bell pepper, and Parmesan cheese. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving:
  Calories: 240
  Carbohydrate: 35 g
  Protein: 10 g
  Fat: 8 g
  Saturated fat: 1 g
  Cholesterol: 6 mg
  Sodium: 417 mg
  Fiber: 7 g
Exchanges per serving: 2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 fat
Carbohydrate choices: 2




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