Creamy Mushroom and Barley Pilaf Recipe

 Roberto Caruso


I can’t think of words to describe how delicious this recipe is which I found at the Chatelaine website with some few personal changes to make things easier and more efficient:


What You Will Need:

–   1 Tbsp of olive oil

–   1 finely chopped shallot (I’ve made this recipe without and it still tastes great)

–   1 cup of pearl barley

–   2 Tbsp of sherry

–   2 cups of sliced shiitake mushrooms

–   3 cups of vegetable broth

–   1 ½ cups of beech mushrooms (I’ve made this recipe with all shiitake mushrooms and it turned out just as good)

–   ¼ cup of grated parmesan cheese

–   fresh thyme leaves for garnish


What You Will Need to do:

1.   In a heated saucepan, add the olive oil and then shallot.

2.   Cook until it starts to soften.  This will probably take about a minute. 

3.   Add barley and stir until glossy.  This will also take about a minute. 

4.   Now add the sherry and stir often until barley has absorbed all of the liquid.

5.   Next, add shiitakes and broth.

6.   Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low.  Simmer, covered, stirring occasionally, until barley is tender, 18 to 20 minutes.

7.   Separate enokis and stir into pilaf.  Cook for 2 more minutes.  

8.   Stir in parmesan and season with pepper. Garnish with thyme and enjoy!


About Dino
There are many things that I love to do. One of those things is crafts! If I could find a job that involved crafts and being able to pay the bills, I'd be all over it! I've also found a great love for cooking and baking in the past few years. Sometimes there doesn't seem to be enough time in the day to be able to fully get into cooking and baking to the degree that I would like to. I've also found myself making a HUGE effort to save my family money. I'm still a beginner but I'm surprised at how many different ways I've found to save money, including starting to use coupons! I hope you enjoy all that I'm about to share.

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