This easy and healthy meal combines shrimp and Zucchini Barley Risotto.Shrimp is low in saturated fat and low in calories. Additionally, they are high in vitamin B12 and vitamin D, which is inadequate in most Americans' diets. Barley is high in fiber, making this dish nutrient-rich and heart-healthy.


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10 mins
40 mins
50 mins
4 servings (serving size: 1 cup)


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Instructions Checklist
  • Bring broth to a simmer in a medium saucepan; keep warm.

  • Heat oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add zucchini and onion; sauté 5 minutes or until tender, stirring frequently. Add barley; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly.

  • Stir in 1 cup broth; cook 5 minutes or until liquid is nearly absorbed, stirring frequently. Stir in 1/2 cup broth and salt. Add remaining broth, 1/2 cup at a time, stirring frequently until each portion of broth is absorbed before adding the next (about 25 minutes). Add shrimp; cook 4 minutes. Stir in cheese, butter, and pepper.

Nutrition Facts

387 calories; fat 9g; saturated fat 3g; mono fat 4g; poly fat 1g; protein 26g; carbohydrates 52g; fiber 10g; cholesterol 97mg; iron 3mg; sodium 653mg; calcium 200mg.