Diane Henderiks' Chicken & Veggie Barley 'Risotto'
Recipe Courtesy Diane Henderiks
Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat.
Add zucchini, red pepper and thyme. Saute for 1 minute.
Add carrot, celery and onion. Saute for 3 minutes.
Add salt, pepper and chicken. Saute for 5 minutes.
Add barley and saute 1 minute.
Add broth and water. Bring to a boil.
Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for about 40 minutes. Add more broth as necessary.
Remove from heat. Discard thyme sprig.
Stir in parsley, ground red pepper and cheese.