Barley Risotto with Swiss Chard, Radishes, and Preserved Lemon
Barley Risotto with Swiss Chard, Radishes, and Preserved Lemon
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  • cook: 0 hr
  • total: 1 hr
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    This recipe is adapted from Sarah Copeland's forthcoming book, "Feast" (Chronicle Books).When you gradually add warm broth to barley, it turns tender and creamy -- the same texture that Arborio rice gives risotto. The chard, always amenable to grains, is a revelation, becoming sweet and almost satiny after about five minutes in the pot. And although cooking radishes may sound odd, it tames their bite without masking their liveliness. Preserved lemon, with its complex aroma and acidity, stands up to the hearty flavors.

    Ingredients

    • 5 cups chicken broth
    • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
    • 1 cup pearl barley, rinsed and drained
    • 8 to 10 small radishes, trimmed
    • 1 bunch swiss chard, stems removed and leaves torn into large pieces (about 6 cups)
    • 1 preserved lemon from jar of Preserved Lemons, thinly sliced and seeds removed
    • Coarse salt
    • 1/4 cup fresh dill, coarsely chopped
    • 8 large fresh mint leaves, torn

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 263 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 9 g 13.28%
    • Saturated Fat: 1 g 4.91%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 6 mg 2.08%
    • Sodium: 1227 mg 51.14%
    • Calcium: 22 mg 2.24%
    • Potassium: 16 mg 0.45%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 1 mg 6.22%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 40 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 8 g 32.36%
    • Sugar: 1 g
    • Protein: 6 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Vitamin A 0.87%
    • Vitamin C 2.01%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat1
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch3
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total2 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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