• Barlotto

    How to cook Barlotto, a.k.a. Barley Risotto

    Risotto comes from an Italian word, meaning ‘rice’, referring to a rice dish. So, Barlotto is another way of naming barley, cooked using a risotto cooking method. But it also is one of the culinary methods, used for rice cooking, when rice is first toasted, and then little amounts of hot liquid are added little by little, while vigorously stirring and waiting for it evaporate. Barley, as we know, is usually cooked using a Pilaf culinary technique of rice cooking… In Barlotto dish, however, it turns out just perfect when cooked with a risotto method and, in my opinion, even more flavourful and interesting than a classical risotto. The recipe of…