Mushrooms Recipe

Mushroom & Pearl Barley Risotto

April 19, 2016

Mushroom & Pearl Barley Risotto 0 5 0


  • Prep 10 mins
  • Cook 35 mins
  • 10 mins

    35 mins

    45 mins

  • Serve 6 Servings


1.2 litres vegetable stock

2 tbs extra virgin olive oil

200g button mushrooms, sliced

500g pearl barley

60g unsalted butter

6 flat mushrooms, trimmed

60g grated parmesan

200g baby spinach

wild rocket, spinach or watercress sprigs, to serve


1Pour stock in a saucepan over high heat and bring to the boil. Reduce heat to very low and hold at a gentle simmer. Heat oil in a large heavy-based saucepan over medium heat. Add the sliced mushrooms and cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until soft. Stir in the barley.

2Add a ladleful (about 125mls or ½ cup) of simmering stock to the barley mixture and cook, stirring constantly, until liquid is absorbed. Add stock, a ladleful at a time, stirring constantly and allowing the liquid to be almost absorbed before adding the next ladleful, for 20-25 minutes or until barley is tender

3Meanwhile, melt the half butter in a large frying pan over high heat. Add the flat mushrooms and cook for 3-4 minutes each side until tender.

4Add the remaining butter, parmesan and spinach to the barley mixture and season to taste. Spoon into the centre of serving bowls, top with mushroom, extra parmesan and rocket or watercress and serve.

Chris Taylor
Executive Chef
Kings Park, WA