Bad Yogi Cleanse-Friendly Lemon Barley Risotto

Bad Yogi Cleanse-Friendly Lemon Barley Risotto

Oh yes you read that right: a risotto that you can eat with a good conscience… and it tastes completely delicious. If you already got yours, you can use this as a lunch or dinner in the Bad Yogi Cleanse in place of one of the other recipes if you prefer! Now, let’s get right down to business, shall we? 😉 This was inspired by the lovely Sarah Copeland, more specifically by one of the recipes in her newest book, Feast. It was a radish risotto in the book, but when I decided I was going to make it, I only had about 3 of the 8 or so ingredients on hand. (<– story of my cooking life!) So I tweaked it to make it my own and it came out incredibly flavorful. It was rich and creamy and could have fooled me for a nuttier version of the real thing. Plus, I love that it makes a great, nutritious base in which you can add all sorts of extras: protein, veggies, spices– everything, really. Let’s do this thang! Lemon Barley Risotto Serves 2 as a main, or 4 as a side. Ingredients – 1 cup uncooked pearl barley – 3.5 cups low sodium chicken broth (or veggie) – 1 clove garlic, chopped finely – 1.5 tbsp butter (I use grassfed organic butter, but you can sub olive oil instead) – 1 tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice – 1/4 cup parmesan (optional) – salt & pepper to taste Instructions 1. Heat medium sized saucepan over medium heat. Add butter or oil and add chopped garlic. Sautee until it’s lightly golden and fragrant....