Barley Rice Pilaf

This dish is very easy to make and is filled with fiber because of the barley. Serve this dish as a side along with your chicken or tofu.

Serving size

½ cup

Makes

4

Ingredients

1 tablespoon margarine

1 small yellow onion, chopped

⅓ cup barley

⅓ cup white rice

2 cups low-sodium chicken broth

1 carrot, peeled and finely chopped

1 stalk celery, finely chopped

½ teaspoon dried thyme

Nutrition Info

Makes:Serving size: ½ cup

Calories

171

Fat

4 g

Carbohydrates

30 g

Protein

4 g

Sodium

83 mg

Phosphorus

80 mg

Potassium

186 mg

Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan, melt margarine over moderate heat.
  2. Add onion and cook about 5 minutes or until soft.
  3. Add barley and rice and cook 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  4. Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil.
  5. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.
Recipe contributed by Satellite Healthcare

Want to cut back on the salt in this recipe? Be sure to use no salt added chicken broth instead.