Risotto is total comfort food, and I am feeling a tad under the weather, so I figured a nice bowl for lunch would hit the spot. Since I prefer whole grains, I reached for my good ole friend barley. The inspiration for this dish came from VwaV, but I changed the recipe quite a bit to use what I had on hand and to make it more nutritionally sound. One serving only has 8 weight watcher points and was a delicious and satisfying mid-day meal. I used the whole barely, not pearled.