Creamy Tomato Barley Risotto

Posted by on Mar 6, 2013 in Entrees, Recipes | 0 comments

Creamy Tomato Barley Risotto

Creamy Tomato Barley Risotto

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pot barley
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • 1.5 cups canned pureed/diced tomatoes (15 oz can)
  • 1 cup almond milk (or other milk)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast (provides the cheesy/creamy taste)
  • 1/2 tbsp Miso, mixed with 1/2 tbsp water
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp kosher salt, to taste

Instructions

Rinse barley in a strainer and place into medium sized pot that has a lid. Add olive oil, basil, and oregano and stir well until barley is coated with oil. Turn heat to medium until barley begins to sizzle.
Once the barley sizzles, add in the minced garlic and reduce heat to low-medium. Cook for 1 minute and then add in the tomatoes, milk, water, nutritional yeast, miso, and salt. Stir well and bring to a gentle boil and then cover and reduce heat to low.
Cook, covered (with a bit of air escaping) for 30-35 minutes (or longer if you don't like it chewy), stirring every 5 minutes or so, being careful not to burn the barley on the bottom of the pot.
The mixture should be creamy, but not soupy, and the barley will be very chewy and not mushy. Serve immediately. Serves 4 side dishes and makes 2 cups worth.
http://www.bhblnow.com/easy-creamy-tomato-barley-risotto/

This recipe was inspired by Angela