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Barley Risotto with Zucchini, Walnuts and Feta



4 portion(s)


  • 50 grams Parmesan cheese, cubed
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 lemon, zest and juice
  • 2 sprigs parsley, leaves only
  • 1 sprig Thyme, leaves only
  • 80 grams leek, washed and cut into large chunks
  • 200 grams pearl barely, soaked overnight
  • 20 grams Butter
  • 20 grams olive oil
  • 60 grams white wine
  • 500 grams water
  • 1 tbsp vegetable stock consentrate
  • 150 grams zucchini, cubed
  • 100 grams Baby Spinach Leaves
  • 100 grams feta
  • 30 grams walnuts
  • 6
    Preparation 45min
  • 7
  • 8
    • Appliance TM 5 image
      Recipe is created for
      TM 5
      Please note that the TM5 mixing bowl has a larger capacity than the TM31 (capacity of 2.2 liters instead of 2.0 liters for TM 31). Recipes for the Thermomix TM5 may not be cooked with a Thermomix TM31 for safety reasons without adjusting the quantities. Risk of scalding by spraying of hot liquids: Do not exceed the maximum filling quantity and observe the filling level markings of the mixing bowl!

Recipe's preparation

  1. 1.     Place spinach leaves into Thermoserver.


    2.     Grate parmesan cheese 10 seconds, speed 9. Set aside with spinach in Thermoserver.


    3.     Place 1 sprig parley into TM bowl & chop 3 seconds, speed 7.  Set aside separately.


    4.     Place lemon zest garlic, thyme & 1 sprig of parsley into TM bowl & chop 10 seconds, speed 10.


    5.     Add leek & chop 4 seconds, speed 5.


    6.     Scrape down the sides of the bowl, add butter & oil and sauté for 3 minutes, Varoma, reverse speed 1.


    7.     Insert butterfly.  Add pearl barley and wine into TM bowl and sauté for 2 minutes at 100oC on reverse, speed soft, without the MC.


    8.     Add stock paste & water and cook for 10 minutes at 100oC on reverse speed 1. (MC on)


    9.     Add zucchini and cook for another 15 minutes, 100oC, reverse, speed 1.


    10.The risotto will still be quiet liquid, pour into Thermoserver over spinach and parmesan cheese, add cracked pepper  & lemon juice and stir through.  Allow to sit in Thermoserve for 10-15minutes.


    11.Ladle into bowls and sprinkle with walnuts, crumbled feta and extra chopped parsley


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Toast walnuts in 180oC oven for 5 minutes then lightly crush with the flat side of a knife.

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