Orzo-Barley Pilaf

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

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

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.

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
1%
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
360mg
360%;
Total Carbohydrate
33g
33%
(Dietary Fiber
5g
5%
  Sugars
1g
1%
),
Protein
7g
7%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.