Balsamic Barley Orzotto


"Rather than a risotto rice, I use pearled barley for this orzotto. Prep time is almost nil if you have a food processor to deal with chopping the onion for you. I like serving this with asparagus and Quorn® 'chicken'. Parmesan balsamic sauces go well alongside this. You can substitute cream for the milk if you want it a bit heavier."
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35 m servings 270 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 270 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 6.5 g
  • 10%
  • Carbs:
  • 43.4g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 7.2 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 5 mg
  • 2%
  • Sodium:
  • 76 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Heat olive oil in a pot over medium-high heat. Saute onion in hot oil until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add barley to onion; cook and stir until barley is toasted, about 2 minutes.
  2. Stir white wine into barley mixture until completely absorbed, 3 to 5 minutes. Add water, balsamic vinegar, and vegetable bouillon to barley; bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover the pot, and simmer until liquid is absorbed, about 10 minutes. Remove pot from heat.
  3. Mix milk, Parmesan cheese, and basil into barley.


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