Postpartum Meal Recipe Series: Barley Mushroom Risotto

Postpartum Meal Recipe Series: Barley Mushroom Risotto

The holiday season is almost here and we would love you (new moms) to pamper yourself with some delicious and nourishing meals. For the next few weeks, we will be posting some postpartum food recipes on our blog (subscribe to our email list if you want to get them on emails). We would love you to try them and share + inspire other new mothers. Don't forget to tag us when you do!

Barley Mushroom Risotto

Eating warm, nutrient dense foods is essential during postpartum period for a healthy recovery. At the same time, it is also one of the busiest phases of life, and it can be easy for new moms to let their own health take a back seat at this time. That is why we created these one-pot recipes which provide essential nutrients to moms without overloading their already busy schedules.

Prep Time 

10 min

Cook Time 

45 min  

Servings 

1-2

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp olive oil/ butter/ ghee/ coconut oil
  • ½ cup barley
  • 2 small garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 cups sliced mushrooms
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 tsp salt 
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp Umeboshi paste
  • Vegetables (Optional)

Directions

  • Heat the oil/ butter in a deep pan. 
  • Add onions, garlic and mushrooms. Saute at a high heat for 3 minutes. 
  • Add water, barley, umeboshi paste, water, salt and pepper. You may also add vegetables at this point if you want.
  • Bring to boil, cover the pan and simmer at low heat for 40 minutes or until cooked. 
  • Serve in a bowl and garnish with cheese.

Enjoy, and do not forget to share the post with your friends!

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Posted by Shruti Mishra

Shruti is the founder of Freshly Moms. She is a graduate from Natural Gourmet Institute, NY and a certified IIN Nutritionist. She has been working with food & nutrition since 8 years and is also a fresh mom herself.


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