Prep Time: 5 minutes | Cooking Time: 20 minutes |
Servings: 6

Ingredients : 

4 cups low sodium or no-salt added vegetable
1 tablespoon
extra-virgin olive
1 cup chopped
yellow onion
2 cups uncooked
pearl barley
½ cup dry white
1 cup freshly
grated Parmesan
cheese, divided
¼ teaspoon
kosher or sea salt
¼ teaspoon
freshly ground
black pepper
Fresh chopped
chives and lemon
wedges, for
serving (optional)

Directions : 

1. Pour the broth into a medium saucepan and bring to a simmer.
2. Heat the olive oil in a large stockpot over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook for about 4 minutes,
stirring occasionally.
3. Add the barley and cook for 2 minutes, stirring, or until the barley is toasted. Pour in the wine and cook for about 1 minute, or until most of the liquid evaporates. Add 1 cup of the warm broth into the pot and cook, stirring, for about 2 minutes, or until most of the liquid is absorbed.
4. Add the remaining broth, 1 cup at a time, cooking until each cup is absorbed (about 2 minutes each time) before adding the next. The last addition of broth will take a bit longer to absorb, about 4 minutes.
5. Remove the pot from the heat, and stir in ½ cup of the cheese, and the salt and pepper.
6. Serve with the remaining ½ cup of the cheese on the side, along with the chives and lemon wedges (if desired).
Per Serving calories: 421 | fat: 11.0g | protein: 15.0g | carbs: 67.0g | fiber: 11.0g | sodium: 641mg