Chicken & Mushroom Barley Risotto Recipe

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Chicken & Mushroom Barley Risotto
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  1. Place chicken stock, porcini mushrooms and 21/2 cups cold water in a medium saucepan over a medium heat and bring to the boil. Remove from heat and keep hot.
  2. Heat the oil in a large deep frying pan over a medium heat. Add onion and garlic. Cook, stirring for 5 minutes or until softened. Add the quartered Swiss brown mushrooms, then cook stirring for 2 - 3 minutes or until tender.
  3. Stir in the barley and wine. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer until the wine has evaporated.
  4. Add the hot stock to the barley mixture, one ladle (1/2 cup) at a time, stirring continuously, until all the liquid is absorbed and the barley is tender (this should take about 40 minutes). Stir in the enoki mushrooms and chicken during the last 5 minutes of cooking time.
  5. Stir in chopped chives.
  6. Serve risotto immediately sprinkled with cheese.
  7. Serve with a zero points value salad of mesclun, red onion, sliced green olives dressed in balsamic vinegar.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 4197.96 Kcal (17576 kJ)
Calories from fat 3025.23 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 336.14g 517%
Cholesterol 914.16mg 305%
Sodium 6633mg 276%
Potassium 725.76mg 15%
Total Carbs 137.03g 46%
Sugars 5.32g 21%
Dietary Fiber 31.57g 126%
Protein 220.67g 441%
Vitamin C 7035.3mg 11725%
Vitamin A 1530.6mg 51020%
Iron 3.1mg 17%
Calcium 55279.5mg 5528%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 961.7 Kcal (4026 kJ)
Calories from fat 693.04 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 77g 517%
Cholesterol 209.42mg 305%
Sodium 1519.53mg 276%
Potassium 166.26mg 15%
Total Carbs 31.39g 46%
Sugars 1.22g 21%
Dietary Fiber 7.23g 126%
Protein 50.55g 441%
Vitamin C 1611.7mg 11725%
Vitamin A 350.6mg 51020%
Iron 0.7mg 17%
Calcium 12663.8mg 5528%

* 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

  • 111.2
  • 119

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • high fiber

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Total Fat

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