Mushroom Barley Pilaf

Mushroom Barley Pilaf
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Recipe type: Side Dishes – Carbs
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Serves: 6
 
Ingredients
  • 1 T margarine or butter
  • 2 cups sliced mushrooms
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • ½ tsp. dried thyme or marjoram leaves
  • 1 cup pearl barley, rinsed
  • 2½ cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • ⅓ cup finely chopped walnuts or pecans
  • ¼ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 T chopped fresh parsley
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. In a medium saucepan, heat butter over medium heat.
  2. Add mushrooms, onion and thyme, cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until softened.
  3. Stir in barley and stock, bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat, cover and simmer, stirring occasionally and adding more stock if necessary, for 30 minutes or until barley is tender.
  5. Stir in walnuts, Parmesan cheese and parsley.
  6. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 222 Fat: 8g Saturated fat: 3g Carbohydrates: 30g Sodium: 405mg Fiber: 3g Protein: 9g Cholesterol: 8mg