How to make Barley Risotto -

In this healthy risotto Arborio rice is replaced by pearl barley yet it is just as tasty.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Barley (जौ), Oil (ऑइल)

Cuisine : Italian

Course : Rice

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Barley Risotto

Barley Risotto Recipe Card


Italian cuisine has developed through centuries of social and political changes, with roots stretching to antiquity.  Italian cuisine is simple and a number of dishes having only four to eight ingredients.  They rely mostly on the quality of ingredients rather than elaborate preparation.
Noteworthy changes in Italian cuisine happened with the discovery of the New World and the introduction of potatoes, tomatoes, bell peppers and maize, which are now an integral part of this cuisine.  Italian cuisine is known for its regional diversity each with a distinct taste.  This cuisine today is probably one of the most popular in the world.

Prep Time : 7-8 hour

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Barley Risotto Recipe

  • Barley soaked 1 1/2 cups

  • Oil 1 tablespoon

  • Garlic chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Onion finely chopped 1 medium

  • Vegetable stock 3 cups

  • Red chilli flakes 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Crushed black peppercorns to taste

  • Parmesan cheese powder 1/4 cup

  • Spinach chopped 1 cup + fo


Step 1

Heat oil in a non-stick pan, add garlic and sauté for 30 seconds. Add onion, mix and sauté till golden. Add pearl barley, mix and cook for a minute.

Step 2

Add vegetable stock, chilli flakes, salt and crushed peppercorns, mix, cover and cook till the barley is done.

Step 3

Add parmesan cheese and mix well. Switch off heat, add spinach and mix well.

Step 4

Serve hot garnished with spinach.

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