2/3 cup (about 2 1/2 ounces) grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, divided
1/3 cup chopped pecans, toasted
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 400°.
Combine parsnip, cauliflower, bell pepper, 2 teaspoons olive oil, black pepper, and salt on a jelly-roll pan coated with cooking spray, and toss well to coat. Bake at 400° for 20 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring after 10 minutes.
Heat remaining 1 teaspoon olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion; sauté 4 minutes or until browned. Add 3 cups broth and barley; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 30 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and barley is al dente. Add the remaining 1 cup broth, 1/2 cup at a time, stirring constantly until each portion of broth is absorbed before adding the next. Stir in parsnip mixture and 1/3 cup cheese. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/3 cup cheese, pecans, and parsley.
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This was a lot of time spent on something that was just ok. I liked it, but my husband (though he ate it) didn't love it and felt it was lacking in flavor. He called it porridge. I probably won't make it again because it just isn't worth the effort and time.
I changed the recipe, I added more garlic with the onion and I used sweet potatoes, rutabagas, parsnips and carrots. I roasted those as the directions said and I used toasted almonds, combination of parm and asiago cheese. I served this as the main dish and the kids loved it and found it very filling on it's own.
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