Recipe: Barley Risotto with Feta and Lemon
Despite the rumors, comfort food and good nutrition are not diametrically opposed. Case in point: this delicious, creamy barley risotto.
Despite the rumors, comfort food and good nutrition are not diametrically opposed. Case in point: this delicious, creamy barley risotto. We use fiber-rich barley as a base instead of rice, and include a delicious array of veggies and herbs.
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Unlike dishes that are brimming with butter and cheese, this one won’t leave you with a bellyache. But one word of warning: the Mediterranean-palate flavors of garlic, fresh thyme and red pepper, combined with a tangy sprinkle of feta and lemon zest may inspire strong cravings. Be prepared to make it again soon!
Yield: 4 servings
Total fat 9 g
Saturated fat 2 g
Protein 6 g
Carbohydrate 50 g
Dietary fiber 8 g
Sugar 5 g
Added sugar 0 g
Cholesterol 3 mg
Sodium 200 mg
Developed by Sara Quessenberry for Cleveland Clinic Wellness