Barley-Vegetable Sauté

This meatless main dish is a quick saute‚ of onions, bell pepper, corn and lima beans. A smaller serving size makes a great side dish.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 18 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

2
teaspoons butter or margarine
1
large onion, chopped (1 cup)
1
medium red or yellow bell pepper, chopped (1 cup)
1
garlic clove, crushed
4
cups cooked barley
2
tablespoons chopped fresh thyme leaves or 2 teaspoons dried thyme leaves
1/2
teaspoon salt
1
package (16 ounces) frozen whole kernel corn, thawed
1
package (10 ounces) frozen lima beans, thawed

  • 1 Melt butter in 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat.
  • 2 Cook onion, bell pepper and garlic in butter about 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, until bell pepper is crisp-tender.
  • 3 Stir in remaining ingredients. Cook about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until hot.

Expert Tips

Quick-cooking barley will save time in the kitchen. You'll need about 1 1/2 cups uncooked barley to make 4 cups cooked.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
315
(
Calories from Fat
25 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3 g
3 %
(Saturated Fat
1 g,
1 %
),
Cholesterol
5 mg
5 %;
Sodium
430 mg
430 %;
Total Carbohydrate
75 g
75 %
(Dietary Fiber
16 g
16 %
),
Protein
13 g
13 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
58%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
16%;
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 2 Vegetable; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.