Slow-Cooker Three-Grain Medley

Slow-Cooker Three-Grain Medley

Betty Crocker's Heart Healthy Cookbook shares a recipe! This slow-cooked side dish features a hearty combination of wheat, barley and rice!

Prep Time

10

Minutes

Total Time

6:10

Hrs:Mins

Makes

6

servings

2/3
cup uncooked wheat berries
1/2
cup uncooked hulled or pearl barley
1/2
cup uncooked wild rice
1/4
cup chopped fresh parsley
1/4
cup butter, melted, or canola or soybean oil
2
teaspoons finely shredded lemon peel
6
medium green onions, thinly sliced (6 tablespoons)
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
2
cans (14 ounces each) vegetable broth
1
jar (2 ounces) diced pimientos, undrained
  1. Mix all ingredients in 3 1/2- to 6-quart slow cooker.
  2. Cover and cook on Low heat setting 4 to 6 hours or until liquid is absorbed. Stir before serving.
Makes 6 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Variation:
Use this scrumptious grain filling to stuff bell pepper shells. Steam cleaned bell pepper halves (any color that you are in the mood for) just until tender so that they still hold their shape. Spoon the hot cooked grain mixture into the halves, and sprinkle with shredded Parmesan cheese.
Canola oil is recommended for its heart-healthy benefits when you are sautéing or baking. Because this recipe is so low in fat and because the butter imparts a wonderful flavor to the grains, butter is listed first in the ingredient in this recipe. If you prefer to use canola oil, that also works very well in this tasty side dish.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 200
    • (Calories from Fat 70),
  • Total Fat 8g
    • (Saturated Fat 4g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 20mg;
  • Sodium 1030mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 28g
    • (Dietary Fiber 4g,
    • Sugars 3g),
  • Protein 4g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.