Barley, Chicken & Mushroom Risotto

 

Love risotto? Try this low-fat version, which swaps traditional risotto rice for pearl barley

What you will need

1 tbsp butter Butter butt-err Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

1 tbsp olive oil Olive oil ol-iv oyl Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

2 large shallots, finely sliced Shallot shal-lot Related to the onion (as opposed to being a younger version of it), shallots grow in clusters at…

1 garlic clove, chopped

3 skinless chicken breasts, cut into chunky pieces

300g pearl barley

250ml white wine

400g mixed wild and chestnut mushroom, chopped

1 tbsp thyme leaf

1l hot chicken stock

3 tbsp grated Parmesan Parmesan parm-ee-zan Parmesan is a straw-coloured hard cheese with a natural yellow rind and rich, fruity flavour. It…

snipped chives, to serve (optional)

Parmesan shavings, to serve (optional) Parmesan parm-ee-zan Parmesan is a straw-coloured hard cheese with a natural yellow rind and rich, fruity flavour. It…

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