Are you ready to add more whole grain barley recipes to your cooking routine? An easy to make no-stir barley risotto delivers lots of comfort and flavor. I hope it will win you over to team barley! This delicious and nutritious no-stir barley risotto is loaded with asparagus, mushrooms, and pearl barley in a creamy cheese sauce.


Slice the mushrooms and asparagus

Saute with garlic until wilted.

Soften shallots in butter and olive oil, then stir in barley.

Add water, herbs, salt and lemon zest.

Cook the barley 25-30 minutes or until tender and the liquid is almost absorbed.

Add the cheeses and parsley.

Stir until creamy.

Add the mushrooms and asparagus and serve.