Sometimes a simple pasta just hits the spot. This pasta is super easy to make and works well as a side dish, or a main dish if you throw in some more protein!
With the holidays I have been running a bit behind on recipes, although I should have one up for next week, this week I thought I would do something a bit different.
Like all risottos this one takes some time, but it is well worth it! Barley risotto is much easier to get right than rice risottos, although you can still over stir it, it is more forgiving and less likely to become glue-like in texture. For this recipe I used hulled barley, but if you are using pearl barley you may want to use a little less broth, so when you may want to try it as you go, so you don't overcook it!
This recipe is so versatile! You can serve it with egg and have it for breakfast, you could add some cheese and eat it in a tortilla, serve it as a main course or as a side dish! It's good pretty much any time of day!