By Sprout / Thursday, 18 June 2020 / Topics:
Ingredients (serves 4):
1. Bring stock almost to the boil in a saucepan. Remove from the heat and keep warm.
2. Heat one tablespoon oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Cook shallot, stirring occasionally, for 3-4 minutes or until soft and translucent. Increase heat to medium-high. Add garlic and cook for one minute before adding pearl barley. Cook, stirring for another minute, then add a splash (50ml) of stock to the pan. After the stock has evaporated, add the remaining stock, a ladleful at a time, waiting for each addition of stock to be absorbed before adding the next. This process will take 20-25 minutes and requires stirring occasionally. If you run out of stock and the pearl barley needs a little more cooking use hot water or more stock. Once the pearl barley is al dente (soft but still with a little bite) stir through the baby spinach.
3. Meanwhile, heat remaining 2 tablespoons of oil in a second large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms and cook for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown. Add Brussels sprouts and rosemary and cook for a further 2-3 minutes or until fragrant and lightly charred.
4. Divide risotto between serving bowls and top with mushrooms and Brussel sprouts. Garnish with feta then serve.