Sweet barley pilaf

Serves 6

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large onion, minced
  • 1 cup mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 celery stalk, chopped
  • ½ cup slivered almonds
  • 1 cup barley
  • ¼ cup raisins, golden or black
  • Dash of salt
  • 1 tablespoon each fresh rosemary and marjoram, minced; or 1 teaspoon dried
  • 3 cups chicken or vegetable broth, low-sodium

Directions

  1. In large saucepan, heat olive oil and sauté onion until translucent. Add mushrooms, celery and almonds. Cook three to five minutes.
  2. Stir in barley, raisins and seasonings until barley is coated with other ingredients.
  3. Add chicken broth and bring to a boil for two minutes; then reduce to simmer for 55 minutes.

Nutrition information

Per serving: 254 calories, 10 g protein, 35 g carbohydrate, 10 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 6 g monounsaturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 8 g fiber, 80 mg sodium

Recipe courtesy of the Well-Fed Heart