Slow-Cooker Sweet Potato and Barley Risotto

Every spoonful of creamy barley risotto is dotted with lovely sweet potatoes and edamame.

  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 4 hr 50 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 6

Ingredients

1
teaspoon olive or vegetable oil
1 1/2
cups chopped sweet onions (3 medium)
3
medium cloves garlic, finely chopped
12
oz dark-orange sweet potatoes (about 2 medium), peeled, finely chopped (about 3 1/2 cups)
1 1/4
cups uncooked pearl barley
1
teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/2
teaspoon salt
1
carton (32 oz) Progresso® chicken broth (4 cups) or vegetable broth
1
cup frozen shelled edamame (green) soybeans (from 12-oz bag), thawed
2
tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 In 10-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion; cook about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until translucent. Add garlic; cook, stirring frequently, until softened.
  • 2 Spray 3- to 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In cooker, mix sweet potatoes, barley, thyme, salt and 3 cups of the broth. Add onion-garlic mixture.
  • 3 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 4 to 5 hours.
  • 4 In 2-cup microwavable measuring cup, microwave remaining 1 cup broth on High 2 to 3 minutes or until boiling. Stir thawed edamame and boiling broth into barley mixture in cooker. Increase heat setting to High; cover and cook 25 to 30 minutes longer or until edamame are tender. Serve in shallow bowls; sprinkle with cheese.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    290
    (
    Calories from Fat
    30),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    3 1/2g
    3 1/2%
    (Saturated Fat
    1g,
    1%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    0mg
    0%;
    Sodium
    830mg
    830%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    54g
    54%
    (Dietary Fiber
    10g
    10%
      Sugars
    8g
    8%
    ),
    Protein
    11g
    11%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    250%;
    Vitamin C
    10%;
    Calcium
    10%;
    Iron
    15%;
    Exchanges:
    3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    3 1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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