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Chinese Pearl Barley Risotto


Chinese Pearl Barley Risotto



1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil,

1 cup onion finely diced,

3 cloves garlic minced,

4 cups shiitake mushroom sliced,

1/2 tablespoon thyme,

1/2 cup pearl barley or Job's tears,

3 cups vegetarian broth,

1/4 cup chopped almonds toasted,

1/4 cup pinenuts toasted,

1 tablespoon nutritional yeast and

fresh cilantro to garnish


What to do ;  

In a pan heat the oil, sauté the onion for 2 minutes adding the salt and pepper. Next add the mushrooms and brown them. Add the fresh thyme and barley coating the mixture with oil. 


Next layer the broth into the pan a ladle at a time. Cover and cook for 30 minutes than remove lid and cook for an additional 10 minutes until water evaporates. 

Finish the dish with nutritional yeast and cilantro. 



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