Orange-Cranberry Rye and Barley Pilaf

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 8 hr 15 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

Ingredients

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

Directions

Directions

  • 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.

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Tips

Expert Tips

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

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
260
Calories from Fat
15
% Daily Value
Total Fat
1 1/2g
2%
Saturated Fat
0g
0%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
380mg
16%
Potassium
220mg
6%
Total Carbohydrate
51g
17%
Dietary Fiber
4g
14%
Sugars
6g
Protein
10g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
4%
4%
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 Choice
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.