Orange Barley Pilaf

Orange Barley Pilaf

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Orange Barley Pilaf
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Ingredients
  • 2 Tablespoon olive oil, divided
  • 1 Clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 Cup PEARL BARLEY
  • 2 1/2 Cups water
  • 3/4 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 Teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 3 Tablepoons orange juice
  • 1 Orange, peeled, segmented, and cut into pieces
  • 1/2 Cup golden raisins
  • 2 onions, sliced
  • 1/4 Teaspoon ground black pepper
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Ingredients
  • 2 Tablespoon olive oil, divided
  • 1 Clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 Cup PEARL BARLEY
  • 2 1/2 Cups water
  • 3/4 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 Teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 3 Tablepoons orange juice
  • 1 Orange, peeled, segmented, and cut into pieces
  • 1/2 Cup golden raisins
  • 2 onions, sliced
  • 1/4 Teaspoon ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. In medium saucepan with lid heat 1 Tbsp. olive oil.
  2. Add garlic and barley; sauté 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Add water and 1/2 tsp. salt. Bring to boil.
  4. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook 45 minutes or until barley is tender and liquid is absorbed.
  5. In the meantime, combine remaining 1 Tbsp. olive oil, 1/4 tsp. salt, grated orange peel, orange juice, orange pieces, raisins, green onion and black pepper; stir to blend.
  6. Toss with cooked barley and keep warm until ready to serve.
Whole Grain Pilaf with Sunflower Seeds

Whole Grain Pilaf with Sunflower Seeds

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Whole Grain Pilaf with Sunflower Seeds
This side dish is packed with fiber and vitamins. You can substitute long-cooking barley and brown rice with the quick-cooking varieties.
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Ingredients
  • 4 Teaspoon canola oil, divided
  • 1/3 Cup sunflower seed kernels
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt divided
  • 2 Teaspoon butter
  • 1 Cup thinly sliced leek (about 1 large)
  • 2 1/2 Cups water
  • 1 1/2 Cups fat-free, reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 Cup uncooked pearl barley
  • 1/2 Cup dried currants
  • 1/4 Cup bulgar
  • 1/4 Cup fresh parsley
  • 1/4 Teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
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Ingredients
  • 4 Teaspoon canola oil, divided
  • 1/3 Cup sunflower seed kernels
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt divided
  • 2 Teaspoon butter
  • 1 Cup thinly sliced leek (about 1 large)
  • 2 1/2 Cups water
  • 1 1/2 Cups fat-free, reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 Cup uncooked pearl barley
  • 1/2 Cup dried currants
  • 1/4 Cup bulgar
  • 1/4 Cup fresh parsley
  • 1/4 Teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. Heat 2 teaspoons oil, sunflower seeds and ¼ teaspoon salt in saucepan over medium-high heat.
  2. Sauté 2 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from pan and set aside.
  3. Add remaining 2 teaspoons oil, butter and sauté leek for about 4 minutes or until tender, stirring frequently.
  4. Add water, chicken broth, barley and brown rice, and bring to boil. Cover, reduce heat and simmer 35 minutes.
  5. Stir in currants and bulgar; cover and simmer 10 minutes or until grains are tender.
  6. Remove from heat; stir in remaining ¼ teaspoon salt, sunflower seeds, parsley and pepper.
  7. Serve immediately.
Barley-Stuffed Squash

Barley-Stuffed Squash

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Barley-Stuffed Squash
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Ingredients
  • 1 Cup barley (pearl, hulless, or hulled)
  • 1/2 Cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 Cup chopped celery
  • 1 Cup shredded carrot
  • 4 Teaspoon butter
  • 3 Cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 Teaspoon thyme
  • 2 medium acorn squash (about 1 lb. each), halved and seeds removed
  • salt to taste
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Ingredients
  • 1 Cup barley (pearl, hulless, or hulled)
  • 1/2 Cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 Cup chopped celery
  • 1 Cup shredded carrot
  • 4 Teaspoon butter
  • 3 Cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 Teaspoon thyme
  • 2 medium acorn squash (about 1 lb. each), halved and seeds removed
  • salt to taste
Instructions
  1. In large saucepan over medium heat, sauté barley, onion, celery and carrot in 2 tablespoons butter until barley is lightly browned.
  2. Add chicken broth and thyme. Bring to boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer 45 minutes (50-55 is hulless or hulled barley) or until barley is tender and liquid is absorbed.
  3. In the meantime, place squash halves in greased baking dish, cut side down.
  4. Bake at 400° F for 30 minutes or until squash is tender.
  5. Remove squash from oven and turn, cut-side up. Sprinkle lightly with salt.
  6. Spoon equal portions of cooked barley mixture into centers of squash. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons melted butter.
  7. Return filled squash halves to oven. Bake at 350° F for 20 minutes longer.