Cathy at ‘What Would Cathy Eat?’ came up with a real winner recipe. We really enjoyed this delicious meal tonight.

Barley Risotto with Fava Beans, Corn and Mushrooms

Barley is one of our favorite grains, and we tend to forget to use it.  The recipe quite easy to make, we only changed the mushrooms to fresh shiitake, as oyster mushrooms were not available and the shiitake were. Otherwise we followed the simple instructions and really enjoyed the meal. We had a nice crop of fava beans (broad bean) this year and froze quite a few servings, so this will be one recipe we will have more often, especially in the fall and over the winter. Do give this recipe a try, I’m sure you will enjoy it.