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Frugal Pearl Barley Risotto or Orzotto
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5 from 2 votes

Pearl Barley Risotto

Pearl Barley Risotto
Servings: 2 servings
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins


  • 200 g / 7oz / 1 cup pearl barley
  • Glug olive oil
  • 1/2 onion – finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic – sliced
  • 250 ml / 1/2 pint / 1 cup chicken or vegetable stock
  • Glug white wine
  • Handful or peas and corn


  • Place the pearl barley in a bowl and cover with boiling water. Leave to soak for at least 3 hours, then strain.
  • Fry the onion and garlic in the oil for a few minutes until soft, add the barley and fry for a few minutes.
  • Gradually add the stock and wine, and simmer gently for about 15 minutes until it is absorbed and the barley is soft.
  • Add the peas and corn, and cook for another minute.
  • Serve immediately.
• Please note that the nutrition information provided below is approximate and meant as a guideline only.
• Unless stated otherwise cup conversions have been made with an online tool. For accuracy please check with your favoured conversion tool. We recommend buying inexpensive digital kitchen scales.
Serving: 2servings | Calories: 412kcal | Carbohydrates: 85g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 189mg | Potassium: 451mg | Fiber: 16g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 2.8mg
Course: Light Meal
Cuisine: Fusion, Italian
Keyword: orzotto, Quick Cook Orzotto