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Three-Grain Pilaf
Three-Grain Pilaf

Category: Side Dish | Serves: 6

(78 ratings)

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 251
Protein: 8 g
Carbs: 46 g
Fat: 4 g
Saturated Fat: 1 g
Sodium: 221 mg
Fiber: 3 g

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Orzo is pasta that looks like rice. Barley adds a nutty flavor. Together, with the rice, the three make an exciting grain dish.
1 medium onion, minced
1/2 cup bell peppers, green or red or both
2 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 cup golden raisins
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/2 cup pearled barley
5 cups chicken broth (or water with one bouillon cube)
1 cup rice
1/2 cup dry orzo pasta
3 bay leaves
1/2 cup chopped nuts such as pine, almonds or walnuts (optional)
Pepper and Garlic to taste
1 Saute onion and peppers in oil for 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Add raisins and parsley; set aside.
2 Cook barley in 5 cups of stock or water for 20 minutes, covered, then add rice and cook for 15 more minutes. Add orzo and bay leaves. Cook covered for another 5 minutes.
3 Remove bay leaves. Fold in sauteed vegetables and nuts (optional). Add seasonings and serve. Serving Size: 1 cup.

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