Orzo-Barley Pilaf

Orzo-Barley Pilaf

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

Prep Time

05

Minutes

Total Time

25

Minutes

Makes

4

servings

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
  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.
Makes 4 servings (3/4 cup each)
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Tip
Quick cooking barley provides a convenient way to get more whole grains in your diet.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (3/4 Cup)
  • Calories 160
    • (Calories from Fat 10),
  • Total Fat 1g
    • (Saturated Fat 0g,),
  • Cholesterol 0mg;
  • Sodium 360mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 33g
    • (Dietary Fiber 5g,
    • Sugars 1g),
  • Protein 7g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 2 Starch;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2 ;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.