Makes 6 servings, 1 1/4 cups each
2. Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic and cook, stirring, until the onion is translucent, about 2 minutes. Add mushrooms and cook, stirring, until they begin to release their juices, 2 to 3 minutes. Add barley and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add wine and simmer, stirring, until most of the liquid has evaporated, about 1 minute more. Reduce heat to medium.
3. Add 1/2 cup hot broth to the barley and cook, stirring, until most of the liquid has been absorbed. Continue adding 1/2 cup hot broth at a time and stirring until the liquid has been absorbed after each addition, adjusting the heat to maintain a gentle simmer, until the barley is tender and creamy but still somewhat firm, 35 to 45 minutes. (You might not use all the broth.)
Nutritional Notes: per serving: 321 calories; 9 g fat (3 g sat, 4 g mono); 9 mg cholesterol; 48 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 9 g protein; 10 g fiber; 543 mg sodium; 373 mg potassium.
Nutrition Bonus: Selenium (32% daily value), Vitamin A (30% dv), Magnesium (14% dv).