Pearl Barley Risotto (orzotto) With Sauteed Mushrooms
75 mins (prep 30, cooking 45)
18 ingredients
3-4 servings
If you want to try something a bit different, this is it! Don't worry if you think the portions look small; pearl-barley is very filling and the mushrooms are full of flavour. In other words, a little goes a long way. The original recipe came from supplement to a Sainsburys magazine, called 'The Best of Italy'. I've been hoarding it for two years and am really pleased I finally got round to making something from it (so many recipes; so little time)! Needless to say, I have made a few tweaks to the original recipe, which called for 1tbsp each of celery and carrot (how much is that?), so I added my own amounts. Other tweaks include less oil, different mushrooms, more garlic and lets add some cheese!

Categories:  mushroom , pasta,-rice-and-grains , european , italian , grains , main-dish , <-4-hours , vegetarian , vegetable , time-to-make ,
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Serving Size (631.04 g)
Servings 3
Amount per Serving
Calories 615.76 Calories from Fat 278.55
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 30.95g 142.85%
Saturated Fat 6.24g 93.65%
Trans Fat 0.15g %
Cholesterol 10.16mg 10.16%
Sodium 132.05mg 16.51%
Total Carbohydrate 70.7g 70.7%
Dietary Fiber 5.33 g 64.0%
Sugars 7.99 g %
Protein 12.27g 73.6%
Vitamin A 10424.51IU% Vitamin C 40.17mg%
Calcium 54.25mg% Iron 3.25mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
dried porcini mushrooms, chopped parsley, freshly ground black pepper, stalks celery, pearl barley, freshly ground black pepper, pecorino cheese