Nettle and barley ‘risotto’ with goat’s cheese
- March 2019
- Serves 4
- Hands-on time 50 min, plus soaking
Gill Meller uses springtime nettles in his pearl barley risotto recipe but if you can’t get hold of nettles, you can use spinach instead.
Unsure of how and when to pick nettles? Take a look at Gill’s guide to foraging for nettles here.
- Vegetarian recipes
- 29.2g (14.8g saturated)
- 68.4g (5g sugars)
Nettles grow abundantly in hedgerows or you can buy them from farmers’ markets, or online at finefoodspecialist.co.uk or chegworthvalley.com. If picking them, go for those above waist height and away from dog walkers’ areas, and wear stout gloves so you don’t get stung.
A crisp, light, slightly herbaceous white suits this – English bacchus is a star match, as is Italian gavi.
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