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June 14, 2016 / Chris Blum

Barley Risotto


This is from Ottoleghi and it is tasty and hearty – the feta really makes it something special. It comes together in about 45 min and is mostly hands off.

Ingredients:
1 c pearl barley
1 tbsp butter
3 tbsp olive oil
2 celery stalks, sliced thin
2 shallots, sliced thin
4 cloves garlic, minced
4 sprigs thyme
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
1 bay leaf
4 strips of lemon peel
1/4 tap chili flakes
14 oz chopped tomatoes
3 c veggie stock
14 oz tomato sauce (plain)
1 tbsp caraway seeds, toasted and crushed
10 oz feta cheese, crunbled
1 tbsp fresh oregano

In a 12 skillet heat 1 tbsp olive oil and butter over medium heat. Add celery, shallot and garlic, cook until soft. Add remaining ingredient EXCEPT caraway, feta and oregano. Stir to combine and let simmer until most of the liquid is absorbed, about 45 min.

In a bowl combine 2 tbsp oil, caraway, feta and oregano and let sit.

Serve barley topped with feta.

Serves 4. 11 WW PP

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