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China Barley Skillet

Substitute barley for rice in this nutritious stir-fry.
Course Lunch, Main Dish
Servings 6


  • 3 Cups chicken broth
  • 1 Pound ground beef
  • 1/2 Cup sliced water chestnuts
  • 2 Tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon sherry wine
  • 1 Clove minced garlic
  • 1/4 Teaspoon powdered ginger
  • 1/4 Cup sliced green onion
  • 2 Cups frozen oriental-style vegetables


  • Combine barley and chicken broth in large covered skillet.
  • Bring to boil; reduce heat to low and cook covered for 20 minutes.
  • In the meantime, combine ground beef with remaining ingredients, except oriental-style vegetables.
  • After barley cooks 20 minutes, top with layer of vegetables. Spread ground beef mixture over vegetable layer.
  • Cover and continue to cook 30 to 35 minutes or until barley and vegetables are tender and liquid is absorbed.