Orange-Cranberry Rye and Barley Pilaf

Orange-Cranberry Rye and Barley Pilaf

Looking for a delicious side dish recipe? Then check out this berry laced barley pilaf that can be easily made in a slow cooker.

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Total Time

8:15

Hrs:Mins

Makes

8

side-dish

1
cup uncooked rye berries
1/2
cup uncooked hulled barley
2
medium stalks celery, sliced (1 cup)
1/3
cup finely chopped onion
2
small parsnips or carrots, peeled, sliced (1 1/2 cups)
1/2
teaspoon salt
1
can (14 oz) chicken broth
1 1/4
cups water
1/3
cup sweetened dried cranberries
1
teaspoon grated orange peel
  1. Spray 3- to 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Place all ingredients except cranberries and orange peel in slow cooker.
  2. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 8 to 9 hours or until rye berries are chewy but tender.
  3. Stir in cranberries and orange peel just before serving.
Makes 8 side-dish servings (1/2 cup each)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Rye berries and hulled barley can usually be found in co-ops or natural-food stores or through the Internet. They take a long time to cook, making them ideal to prepare in the slow cooker. The texture of rye berries is similar to wheat berries, only slightly more chewy. If you love grains, this chewy, flavorful side dish will soon become a new favorite.
Whole Grain Serving: 1/2

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 260
    • (Calories from Fat 15),
  • Total Fat 1 1/2g
    • (Saturated Fat 0g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 0mg;
  • Sodium 380mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 51g
    • (Dietary Fiber 4g,
    • Sugars 6g),
  • Protein 10g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 2 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 0 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 3 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.