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Barley Risotto with Peas & Shrimp


While you’d never guess based on my list of recipes I’ve conjured up on this here blog thus far, I do try my best to reach for healthier alternatives on a regular basis. Admittedly, it’s not always easy when cheese filled pastas and thick juicy steaks are there for the taking, but recipes like this one definitely help. The combination of pearl barley, peas and shrimp with just a hint of lemon will have you convinced from the first bite. Pair this dish with a glass of riesling on your back porch (or condo balcony if you’re anything like us) and you’ve got yourself a superb summer meal.

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20 Comments

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    Julia
    May 31, 2012 at 7:46 am

    This risotto seems very good!

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      Jacquelyn
      June 1, 2012 at 6:47 pm

      It was delicious!

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    Alyssa
    May 31, 2012 at 10:21 am

    This looks so yummy–I’ve never tried pearl barley before!

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      Jacquelyn
      June 1, 2012 at 6:47 pm

      It’s actually really good, and much better for you than arborio rice. I honestly could not tell a huge difference

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    Leah // Freutcake
    May 31, 2012 at 11:56 am

    Absolutely gorgeous as always Jacquelyn! AND it looks yummy as well.

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      Jacquelyn
      June 1, 2012 at 6:48 pm

      Thank you thank you! It was yummy :)

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    shodja
    May 31, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    … mmmm… any leftover? :-)

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      Jacquelyn
      June 1, 2012 at 6:48 pm

      haha yes!! It made a ton so we froze some. I’m not sure how well it will freeze but we’ll try it out

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    Victoria | Haute
    May 31, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    YUM YUM, I shall try this…minus the shrimp because I got a migraine last time I had strimp so I’m afraid…

    P.S. LOOOOOOVE LOVE LOVE the new look!!! It looks amazing! Great job to you and April! :)

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      Jacquelyn
      June 1, 2012 at 6:49 pm

      oh no! Shrimp is so good – how dare it hurt your head!

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    Lonely Wife Project
    May 31, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    It looks divine! For real!! And I absolutely LOVE your site redesign.

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      Jacquelyn
      June 1, 2012 at 7:02 pm

      Thank you!!

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    dustjacket
    May 31, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    Mmm must try this on the weekend…
    xxx
    ps those dresses do look amazing ;)

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      Jacquelyn
      June 1, 2012 at 7:03 pm

      Let me know what you think if you do :)

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    Shey
    May 31, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    yummmm~
    your blog is beautiful and I’, so happy I found it by your pretty post on Oneika the traveller :)I’m def a fan and new reader!!!

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      Jacquelyn
      June 1, 2012 at 7:03 pm

      I am so pleased you found me! Glad to have you here :)

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    Linn @ The Home Project
    May 31, 2012 at 11:55 pm

    This looks so good! I really prefer using barley for risotto instead of rice and I try to make barley risotto at least once or twice a month. However, I’ve never made it with shrimp before and this looks absolutely delicious! Also, your blog is just lovely!

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      Jacquelyn
      June 1, 2012 at 7:03 pm

      I honestly might make the official switch myself! You can barely tell the difference and it’s much better for you

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    David Ip
    June 6, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    Looks awesome, I’ll try this with risotto rice and report back (pearl barley = gluten, can’t eat for me.)

    I’ve made something similar, but with edamame and prosciutto. I also have a recipe for squid ink risotto written down somewhere, if you’re ever feeling adventurous it’s def sthing to try!

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