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Barley Pilaf

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Barley Pilaf
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  • Makes: 8 servings

Short on time? Using quick-cooking barley will cut this recipe time in half. See the notes for more information.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 cup onion (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup celery (chopped)
  • green or red bell pepper, chopped (1/2 cup, optional)
  • 1 cup mushrooms (fresh sliced, or 1- 4 ounce can mushrooms, drained)
  • 1 cup pearl barley (uncooked)
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable bouillon (or beef or chicken, low sodium)
  • 2 1/2 cups water

Directions

1. Place a medium pan over medium heat; add vegetable oil, onion and celery. Cook, stirring often until onion is soft.
2. Add bell pepper (if using), mushrooms and pearl barley. Stir well.
3. Add water and bouillon and stir to dissolve bouillon. Bring to a boil, lower heat and cover pan.
4. Cook for 50 to 60 minutes or until barley is tender and liquid is absorbed.
 

Notes

- This can be used as a side dish, or stuffing for pork chops or chicken.
- To serve as a main dish, add 2 cups of any chopped cooked meat during the last fifteen minutes of cooking.
- If using quick-cooking barley the recipe can be prepared in 15 minutes or less. Reduce water to 2 cups and cook for 10 to 15 minutes.

Learn more about:
- Mushrooms
- Celery
- Onions
- Bell Peppers

 

Source:

Montana State University Extension Service, Montana Extension Nutrition Education Program
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Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1/2 cup, 1/8 of recipe (146g)
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 119
Total Fat 2 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 11 mg
Carbohydrates 24 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Total Sugars 1 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 2 g
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Calcium 16 mg
Iron 1 mg
Potassium 144 mg
N/A - data is not available
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 119
Total Fat 2 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Monounsaturated Fat 1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g
Linoleic Acid 1 g
α-Linolenic Acid 0.1 g
Omega 3 - EPA 0 mg
Omega 3 - DHA 0 mg
Cholesterol 0 mg
Carbohydrates 24 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Total Sugars 1 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 2 g
Minerals
Calcium 16 mg
Potassium 144 mg
Sodium 11 mg
Copper 117 mcg
Iron 1 mg
Magnesium 20 mg
Phosphorus 56 mg
Selenium 7 mcg
Zinc 1 mg
Vitamins
Vitamin A 1 mcg RAE
Vitamin B6 0.1 mg
Vitamin B12 0 mcg
Vitamin C 2 mg
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Vitamin E 0 mg
Vitamin K 5 mcg
Folate 20 mcg DFE
Thiamin 0.1 mg
Riboflavin 0.1 mg
Niacin 2 mg
Choline 13 mg
Note: only nutrients that are available will show on this display

MyPlate Food Groups

MyPlate Food Groups
Vegetables
1/4 cups
Grains
1 ounces
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