As someone who loves their food I always struggle to strike a balance between taste and nutrition. And I do not like to compromise on either. This Risotto made of barley in tomato sauce with mushroom is a perfect gourmet meal without compromising on health.
Barley is know for it’s health benefits. I got Hakubaku Oomugi Pure Barley from Go India Organic for product review in association with Plattershare. The Barley was clean and good quality. It was easy to cook and cooked uniformly.
Barley tomato risotto is a Vegan recipe as well. I have used only mushrooms today but you can also add other vegetables like Zucchini, Bell Peppers, Broccoli & Beans. I had fresh herbs ( Basil, Oregano, Thyme & Rosemary ) and that definitely added to the flavour. If you do not have fresh herbs you can use dry herbs. The Barley Tomato Risotto is a complete meal in itself , though a glass of Wine would make it a perfect treat.