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Barley and Asparagus

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Barley and Asparagus
  • Prep 45 min
  • Total 45 min
  • Servings 8
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Combine grains and vegetables into one super side dish! Serve it alongside any meaty main course.
Updated Sep 8, 2010

Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 cups Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
  • 1 medium carrot, chopped (1/2 cup)
  • 1 cup uncooked quick-cooking barley
  • 8 oz asparagus (8 to 10 stalks), cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram or thyme leaves
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
Make With
Make With
Progresso Broth

Steps

  • 1
    In 2-quart saucepan, heat broth over medium heat until hot.
  • 2
    In 12-inch skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Cook onion and carrot in oil 1 to 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, until crisp-tender. Stir in barley. Cook and stir 1 minute.
  • 3
    Pour 1 cup of the hot broth over barley mixture. Cook uncovered about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until liquid is absorbed. Stir in asparagus. Continue cooking 15 to 20 minutes, adding broth 1 cup at a time and stirring frequently, until barley is tender and liquid is absorbed; remove from heat. Stir in remaining ingredients.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    You could use reduced-sodium or fat-free chicken broth in this recipe.
  • tip 2
    Use quick-cooking instead of pearl barley for this recipe so it cooks in the specified time.

Nutrition

150 Calories, 5g Total Fat, 6g Protein, 23g Total Carbohydrate, 2g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
150
Calories from Fat
45
Total Fat
5g
8%
Saturated Fat
1g
5%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
460mg
19%
Potassium
260mg
7%
Total Carbohydrate
23g
8%
Dietary Fiber
5g
19%
Sugars
2g
Protein
6g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
35%
35%
Vitamin C
6%
6%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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