To reduce saturated fat, olive oil replaces the butter usually used in this Italian-style dish.
After a lot of research across many food and recipe sites, I chose this recipe for my first Barley Risotto. I did however make some modifications based on things I saw in other recipes as well as I needed to half the recipe. For a recipe for 2 persons, I made the following adjustments: used 2 cups of vegetable stock added 1/2 cup of white wine. In step 2 I reduced the quantity of stock to 1/2 cup and added 1/2 cup of white wine to cook the barley. Have made this recipe more than once and it is now part of my "go to" recipes. - 13 Dec 2012 (Review from Allrecipes Southeast Asia)