Trader Joe’s inspired Portobello mushroom, barley risotto


Quick and easy.

Trader Joe’s inspired Portobello mushroom, and barley risotto.


1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

1 tablespoon butter

One package Trader Joe’s pre-cooked & quick cook 10 min Barley

One box Trader Joe’s condensed cream of Portobello mushroom soup

1/2 cup Trader Joe’s Gourmet Fried onion pieces

1/2 cup grated parmesan

Salt and pepper to taste

2 tablespoons chopped parsley, cilantro or mint for garnish (your preference)


  • Heat sauce pan, add olive oil and butter
  • Add pot barley, stir
  • Add 1.5 cups heated chicken stock, stir, and bring to boil
  • Add Portobello mushroom soup, stir
  • Add Fried onions, stir
  • Reduce heat to simmer, stirring often
  • Simmer for 10 minutes minimum, adding chicken stock as needed to your desired consistency
  • Remove from heat, add grated parmesan, salt & pepper to taste
  • Garnish with fresh chopped parsley or mint


I love Trader Joe’s products. Many organic, sourced ingredients from around the world. If you don’t have access to Trader Joe’s you may improvise and use similar products.

I will be sharing other versions of barley risotto at later dates. Barley is one of my “go to” products (at the moment).

Tried and True Recipes.

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