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Orzo-Barley Pilaf

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  • Prep Time 5 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Servings 4

With quick-cooking barley and orzo, you can create a splendid side in less than half an hour.

Ingredients

1
can (14 oz) fat-free chicken broth with 33% less sodium
1/4
cup water
1/2
teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/4
teaspoon salt
1
cup sliced fresh mushrooms (about 3 oz)
1/2
cup uncooked orzo or rosamarina (rice-shaped pasta) (3 oz)
1/2
cup uncooked quick-cooking barley
2
tablespoons sliced green onions (2 medium)
1/2
teaspoon grated lemon peel

Directions

  • 1 In 2-quart nonstick saucepan, heat broth, water, thyme and salt to boiling. Stir in mushrooms, orzo and barley. Return to boiling.
  • 2 Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 15 to 18 minutes or until orzo and barley are tender and liquid is absorbed.
  • 3 Stir in onions and lemon peel. If desired, season to taste with pepper.

Expert Tips

Quick cooking barley provides a convenient way to get more whole grains in your diet.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 3/4 Cup
Calories
160
Calories from Fat
10
% Daily Value
Total Fat
1g
2%
Saturated Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
360mg
15%
Total Carbohydrate
33g
11%
Dietary Fiber
5g
20%
Sugars
1g
1%
Protein
7g
7%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
2 Starch;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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