Barley Risotto With Ham and Mushrooms (Food Network Kitchens) Recipe

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Barley Risotto With Ham and Mushrooms (Food Network Kitchens)
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  1. Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, then add the shallots and cook until just soft, about 2 minutes. Add the barley and fennel seeds (if using), 1/4 teaspoon salt, and pepper to taste and cook, stirring, until the barley is lightly toasted, about 4 minutes. Add the mushrooms, rosemary and wine and cook, stirring, until the mushrooms are soft and the wine is absorbed, about 3 minutes.
  2. Add the chicken broth and bring to a simmer; cover, reduce the heat to medium low and cook until the barley is tender and almost all of the liquid is absorbed, 8 to 10 minutes. Stir in the ham, parmesan and parsley. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Photograph by Antonis Achilleos
  4. Be sure to use quick-cooking barley for this recipe.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 381.45 Kcal (1597 kJ)
Calories from fat 143.42 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15.94g 25%
Cholesterol 60.52mg 20%
Sodium 996.27mg 42%
Potassium 918.86mg 20%
Total Carbs 31.75g 11%
Sugars 4.86g 19%
Dietary Fiber 4.33g 17%
Protein 24.94g 50%
Vitamin C 28.4mg 47%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 4%
Iron 103.5mg 575%
Calcium 239.6mg 24%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 90.66 Kcal (380 kJ)
Calories from fat 34.09 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.79g 25%
Cholesterol 14.38mg 20%
Sodium 236.78mg 42%
Potassium 218.38mg 20%
Total Carbs 7.55g 11%
Sugars 1.15g 19%
Dietary Fiber 1.03g 17%
Protein 5.93g 50%
Vitamin C 6.8mg 47%
Iron 24.6mg 575%
Calcium 56.9mg 24%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 8.2
  • 9

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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