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Italian Barley and Bean Pilaf

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  • Prep Time 8 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Servings 6
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Dinner ready in 25 minutes! Enjoy this Italian-style barley, beans and veggies pilaf – a scrumptious skillet meal!

Ingredients

2
tablespoons garlic-flavored oil
1
large onion, chopped (1 cup)
6
ounces portobello mushrooms, sliced
2
cans (14 1/2 ounces each) diced tomatoes with basil, garlic and oregano, undrained
3/4
cup uncooked quick-cooking barley
1
teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1
can (15 to 19 ounces) cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
3
cups lightly packed spinach leaves, cut into 1/2-inch strips
3/4
cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • 1 Heat oil in 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook onion and mushrooms in oil, stirring frequently, until tender.
  • 2 Stir in tomatoes, barley and thyme; reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer 12 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until barley is tender.
  • 3 Stir in beans, spinach and 1/2 cup of the cheese; cook until hot. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup cheese.

Expert Tips

Regular white mushrooms, cut in half, can be used in place of the portobello mushrooms in this hearty and robust Italian skillet dish. Use regular vegetable or olive oil and half a teaspoon garlic powder in place of the flavored oil.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
285
Calories from Fat
80
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
Saturated Fat
3g
Cholesterol
10mg
Sodium
580mg
Total Carbohydrate
46g
Dietary Fiber
10g
Protein
15g
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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