I meant to post this last week and totally forgot! I'm a bit behind on my meals for the week so I will try to catch up. Last week we received almost 5 inches of snow and school again was closed. I decided to make some yummy comfort food for lunch. Barley mushroom risotto.The rosemary is from my window potted garden. I sprouted my plant from a snipping from a communal plant not far from my apartment. So it was free!
I guess technically this is not risotto because there isn't rice in it, but who's getting technical.
I love the nuttiness of the barley combined with the mushroom. You could adapt this recipe with some other yummy combos. I wonder how some walnuts and cranberries would taste. What combos can you think of?
Barley mushroom risotto
2 Tbsp butter $0.22
1 sm onion $0.37
1/2 bag barley $0.50
1/2 container bella shrooms $1.00
4" sprig rosemary $0.00
Salt & pepper
About 3 cups veggie broth $0.30Total cost: $2.19
I got about three meals from this batch bringing my cost per meal only $0.73! Noms noms!
Saute onion in butter until soft. Add mushrooms, cook for about 3 minutes. Add salt, pepper, and rosemary.
Add barley and 1 cup broth. Cook until broth is absorbed. Add 1 cup broth, cook until absorbed. Add remainder of broth, cook until barley is tender.
Serve and enjoy!