Barley and Asparagus

Barley and Asparagus

Combine grains and vegetables into one super side dish! Serve it alongside any meaty main course.

Prep Time

45

Minutes

Total Time

45

Minutes

Makes

8

servings

3 1/2
cups Progresso® chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
2
tablespoons vegetable oil
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1
medium carrot, chopped (1/2 cup)
1
cup uncooked quick-cooking barley
8
oz asparagus (8 to 10 stalks), cut into 1-inch pieces
2
tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese
1/4
teaspoon dried marjoram or thyme leaves
1/8
teaspoon pepper
  1. In 2-quart saucepan, heat broth over medium heat until hot.
  2. In 12-inch skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Cook onion and carrot in oil 1 to 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, until crisp-tender. Stir in barley. Cook and stir 1 minute.
  3. Pour 1 cup of the hot broth over barley mixture. Cook uncovered about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until liquid is absorbed. Stir in asparagus. Continue cooking 15 to 20 minutes, adding broth 1 cup at a time and stirring frequently, until barley is tender and liquid is absorbed; remove from heat. Stir in remaining ingredients.
Makes 8 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Kitchen Tips
You could use reduced-sodium or fat-free chicken broth in this recipe.
Use quick-cooking instead of pearl barley for this recipe so it cooks in the specified time.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 150
    • (Calories from Fat 45),
  • Total Fat 5g
    • (Saturated Fat 1g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 0mg;
  • Sodium 460mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 23g
    • (Dietary Fiber 5g,
    • Sugars 2g),
  • Protein 6g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 1 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.