This looks amazing. i just had a flashback to my campbell’s tomato soup days. Ooo, or possibly make the same sauce but use quinoa instead of barley.. That looks amazing! I only used 1/2 tbsp of the Miso, which makes me think it could be left out, as long as you add more salt to taste (since Miso is so salty you will need to compensate if removed). It took about the same amount of time as the recipe though, 30ish minutes. :) ). Stir in the pearl barley, herbs, chopped tomatoes, tomato puree and stock. Add the peppers and fry until softened. Great recipe, as always! I love to cook with gen-mai miso, my absolute fave. I thought “oh, this one has ‘easy’ in the title, that’s for me!”.. lol apparently not. My husband thought it was cheesy rice. This dish blew me away and I think you will love it too! I then tried to mask the burned flavour with a little cayenne pepper and onion powder (which has rescued meals in the past), to make it seem “smokey” instead of downright burned.. Thank you for your consistently good recipes! Read about our approach to external linking. From what I understand, pearled barley kernels are polished to remove the double outer hull and the bran layer, which also removes many of the nutrients, sort of like white rice. And I think you're right about the chili flakes, it should be 1/2 a teaspoon, I've corrected the amount. Do you think I’d need to soak the wheat berries first? The original recipe calls for pearled barley, but I picked up pot barley instead because it is much more nutritious. Once the barley sizzles, add in the minced garlic and reduce heat to low-medium. I love how much easier the method is than regular risotto but the reward is just as good! Gather your canned tomato, milk, water, nutritional yeast, salt, and miso…. with top-notch recipes, expert tips, and more. Looks great! i just need to decide if i want to rejoin a gym or not… :S. That looks delicious. Oh my, that looks absolutely decadent. Cook for 1 minute. Didn’t have miso either but I just used extra salt. I haven’t been able to find nutritional yeast, so what I did was throw a handful of cashews in the food processor and I used the pulverized cashews. Simmer for 30-40 mins, stirring occasionally, until the barley is … Thanks for a great recipe, I think I will definitely be making it again. I soaked the barley overnight so it cooks more easily and also added one red onion to saute with the garlic. Mmmm…I am such a fan of risotto! You make your meals look so appetizing and rich! Meanwhile, in a separate pan, fry the sausages for 10 minutes, stirring regularly, until cooked through. Happy 2011 :). Thanks! This looks perfect for a sick girl <—- ME! My family loves cheese, so I might just add that……….thanks for the tip! I have some pearled barley on hand, and will likely try it using that. I’m not a fan of tomato seeds and try to avoid it as much as possible. Can I substitute barley for Arborio rice? thank you Jennifer! and I hope that through my healthy life choices, my students will make their own healthy choices. The mixture should be creamy, but not soupy, and the barley will be very chewy and not mushy. I like spicy food, but even so, backed down on the chili flakes, and it was still too spicy. Cook for 1 minute and then add in the tomatoes, milk, water, nutritional yeast, miso, and salt. If you don't have feta, a hard Italian cheese would taste good too. :D, This looks delicious. Just made this and it is to die for!! I love using barley in risotto.. and with tomato.. yes please. A super-easy pearl barley dish that is cheap and tasty. This recipe looks delicious–I’m making it as we speak! Keep up the great posts! The result was a little less than 1.5 cups but worked out awesome! —Lily Hughes. thanks so much. Wow this looks good! When ever i make risotto it comes out all mushy, is that how it’s supposed to be? Most of them are from Crate and Barrel or random kitchen stores. Mmmm delizioso! Angela, you are a genius! It was sooo good! Bring to the boil, then cover and reduce the heat to low. Oh She Glows For Dinner + Pre-order Bonus Bundle! Stir constantly to stop the risotto sticking to the pan. Stir in the pearl barley, sundried tomatoes, chopped tomatoes and stock. You might be able to get away with leaving the Miso out (if you don’t have any), but make sure to add in more salt to taste. best vegan recipe I have come across of. We loved this recipe so much we made twice in one week. What could I substitute for nutritional yeast? We will definitely be making this again. Angela this looks awesome! Simmer, stirring frequently … :). I love this blog! I have followed your blog for a few months now and I just wanted you to know that you have inspired me this New Year. Thanks! A great dish, in general. Heat the 1 tbsp oil from the tomato jar in a large, lidded saucepan over a medium-low heat. Turn off the heat and stir in the spinach until wilted. Pot (Scotch) barley, on the other hand, is polished like pearl barley, but to a lesser extent. Will make it again !! I don’t know how you do it. I was not expecting it to be so delicious. Do you think there is any difference? This recipe is very easy to make and requires just a few steps! I’m not familiar with pot barley, but I do have pearled barley on hand. Thanks for the wonderful recipes! Serves 4 side dishes and makes 2 cups worth. Ummm, delicious?!!!! Tonight there was no pot barley to be found so I’m trying with risotto :/, Thanks so much, I love the coconut milk swap :). I'll definitely make it again, with more veggies, and less chili and lemon. I’ve been looking for ways to use nutritional yeast more often, so I am going to have to try this one for sure. I do have a couple of questions. I’m trying to cut out dairy and this will make it a lot easier. Place the oil, garlic and sun-dried tomatoes in a saucepan over a medium heat and fry for 1 minute. Congrats by the way on ALL your accomplishments of the year. The original recipe called for 3 tablespoon of miso, but I thought that was way too much sodium for my liking. Fill both of the empty tomato tins with water and add this too. So tastey and creamy and easy to make. I LOVED this recipe!! This was delicious! Let's get social! =D, I wonder if Soy Sauce could be used to replace the Miso. Thank you!! I used steel-cut oats instead of barley, and omitted the oil and nutritional yeast. You can tell the amount of testing and care that went into…new to vegan world. It was sooooo good! think it might become a new staple in our house. this looks so great angela! I really need to start “cooking” and not just “baking”. Cook for 1 minute and then add in the tomatoes, milk, water, nutritional yeast, miso, and salt. It was so good I could hardly keep myself from eating the whole pot! It’s great spread on sandwiches :) But then again, I have weird taste :P. Oh my, it looks so tomato-y and delicious! Mmm…tomato risotto sounds delicious! Serve immediately. As in, I eat one every single day. You could skip the cheese and butter to make it vegan (maybe add a sprinkle of horseradish or sumac to deepen the flavor)? i’ve had the worst craving for a vegan version and lo and behold, here it is! Love risotto, love nutritional yeast, love barley, love tomatoes… well isn’t this ideal! Do you think black barley will work for this? Tip in the barley with its liquid, then stir in the bouillon, sage and thyme. I’ve been meaning to try a recipe with nutritional yeast in it for a while- now I’m so glad I did. They are both salty and might have a similar flavor (although, I do not recall if I have ever tasted Miso), just a thought. I add a splash of sherry and a dollop of créme fraîche to mine, but these are optional. Add vegetable stock then reduce heat and simmer until the barley is cooked through (approx. Change the veggies for whatever you have, but note if you use a harder vegetable, such as squash, you'll need to steam, roast or boil it first. And it was amazzzziiinggg! Anyway this one looks delish..I can’t eat barley b/c it’s a gluten grain but i love barley. Thank you for your recipe x, I make this all the time and love it! haha. that looks so hearty and delicious! Needless to say, the two of us polished off the entire pot. isn’t it soooo good? Being a vegan looks fun and delicious when you prepare meals. I would loveeeee to make this recipe! I doubled the amount because I had a 28oz can for the tomato. All rights reserved. I know this is an older post, but I recently discovered your website and made this recipe for dinner tonight. I go to it for all my recipes! This sounds so delicious and yummy! Happy New Year. I’m quite sore today and opted to give my muscles some time to repair themselves. If that doesn’t look comforting I don’t know what does!!!! I added some peas, carrots and mushrooms, which were great. Saved this recipe one year ago and tried to make it last night! YUM!!! :), this looks super, but I must admit that I might sub parmesan for the nooch ;), half the fun of cooking is experimenting ;). No need cooking skill just need to watch out the barley at the bottom of the pot just like what you’ve said ❤️, I’m Using pearled barley, and i need about 1 hour to cook this so i add another cup of water so it doesnt burnt out and i subtitute the miso with more salt and it taste cheesy and delicious ! There is a Body Pump class tomorrow morning that I am hoping to go to to end 2010 with a bang! let me know how it turns out…I was wondering about quinoa too! I have been following your website for almost a year now and I think you have a real talent for expressing yourself and your passions. The Pot barley is nice because it takes a LONG time to get mushy and was very chewy in this recipe. The result is a healthy, creamy, chewy, and rich barley risotto that makes the perfect winter dish. This looks amazing!! This recipe is AMAZING. The holiday might look a little different this year—but we’ll be right by your side (as always!) Swap the sausage for any other meat, or you can leave it out for a veggie option.