This is one of my top 5 Weight Watcher recipes. The serving size is huge and its super easy. If you like risotto, this is a must-try! You can find barley in any grocery store. Check in the rice section.
2 sprays cooking spray
2/3 tbsp unsalted butter
1 cup yellow onion, finely chopped
1/2 lb cremini mushrooms, finely chopped (also called baby bella)
3 cups vegetable broth
1 cup uncooked barley
1 tsp salt to taste
Coat a 3qt saucepan with cooking spray.
Melt the butter.
Add the onion and saute about 5 minutes.
Add the mushrooms and cook until they release moisture, about 5 minutes.
Add broth, barley and salt; bring to a boil.
Reduce heat to a simmer, partially cover the pan and cook for 60 - 75 minutes or until barley is tender. Stir occasionally and add more broth if needed.
Serves 6 (about 1 cup/serving)
Points = 3
PS. For an added kick, I like to top with about 1 tbsp of shredded parmesan before serving. It adds another point, but I think its worth it!