Barley and Pine Nut Casserole

Barley and Pine Nut Casserole

A casserole side dish for the veggie lovers! Slow cooked barley, vegetables and pine-nuts offer a delicious treat.

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Total Time

6:15

Hrs:Mins

Makes

6

side-dish

1
cup uncooked hulled or pearl barley
1 1/2
cups vegetable juice
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
2
medium stalks celery, sliced (1 cup)
1
medium bell pepper, chopped (1 cup)
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1
can (14 oz) vegetable or chicken broth
4
medium green onions, sliced (1/4 cup)
1/4
cup pine nuts, toasted
  1. In 3- to 4-quart slow cooker, mix all ingredients except green onions and nuts.
  2. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 6 to 8 hours.
  3. Stir in green onions and nuts.
Makes 6 side-dish servings (3/4 cup each)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Though pearled barley is a common form of barley, the bran has been removed, so it's not a whole grain. Hulled barley is whole grain, but may be harder to find--look for it in a food coop or buy it on-line.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 190
    • (Calories from Fat 35),
  • Total Fat 4g
    • (Saturated Fat 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 0mg;
  • Sodium 660mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 34g
    • (Dietary Fiber 7g,
    • Sugars 5g),
  • Protein 5g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 1 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.