Lamb and Pearl Barley Risotto

This Lamb and Pearl Barley Risotto is a great, slimming friendly way of using up some leftovers – perfect if you’re counting calories or following Weight Watchers.
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I’m not ashamed to admit that I’m a total bargain hunter, and with that comes a love of being thrifty. This Lamb and Pearl Barley Risotto is thrift on a plate, without compromising on flavour.

Traditional risotto can be seen as quite a heavy meal for the warmer months, but I’ve found that using pearl barley instead of rice really gives a less dense texture but maintains the creaminess of a rice based dish.

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You can use any left over lamb for this recipe, just make sure that all visible fat has been removed.

Lamb and Pearl Barley Risotto | Slimming & Weight Watchers Friendly

Risotto can be quite labour intensive but thanks to the pearl barley, this can be left to cook on the hob to cook without constant stirring!

Lamb and Pearl Barley Risotto | Slimming & Weight Watchers Friendly

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Lamb and Pearl Barley Risotto

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557kcal 12

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INGREDIENTS
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INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Cut the lamb into bite sized pieces and brown for 5 minutes with a little Low calorie cooking spray in a large saucepan.
  2. Add the chopped onion and crushed garlic and cook for a further 3 minutes, being careful to not let the garlic burn
  3. Stir in the ground cumin and ground turmeric and cook for 1 minute
  4. Turn down the heat and add the Alpro Coconut Milk Drink, stock, pearl barley and half the chopped mint. Season to taste. Put a lid on and cook for 40 minutes, stirring occasionally
  5. Add the petit pois and cook for a further 10 minutes
  6. Once cooked, serve immediately. Sprinkle the remaining mint on top and garnish with a bundle of pea shoots

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  1. This looks and sounds amazing. I’m making it for tea tonight. I’ll pop a pic on Instagram and tag you in (if it looks ok 😁)

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