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Lemon-Pepper Barley Pilaf

Lemon-Pepper Barley Pilaf 5.000
Jun 22, 2011

This dish takes very little time to put together and can be eaten hot, at room temperature or cold.


Servings: 5

Yield: Makes 4 1/2 cups

Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped (1 1/2 cups)
  • 1 cup pearl barley (barley with hull and bran removed)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 2 1/2 cups low-sodium or no-salt-added chicken broth (may substitute vegetable broth)
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped raw cashews
  • Freshly squeezed juice from 1/2 lemon (1 tablespoon)
  • 1/3 cup golden raisins
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup finely diced red bell pepper, for garnish

Directions

Heat the oil in a large, heavy skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and cook for 8 to 11 minutes, until lightly browned and translucent. Stir in the barley; cook undisturbed for 1 minute. Add the lemon-pepper seasoning; cook for 1 minute. Add the broth and bring to a boil, stirring a few times.

Reduce the heat to low; cover and cook the barley for about 40 minutes, until almost all of the liquid is absorbed.

Meanwhile, toast the cashew pieces in a small, dry skillet for 3 or 4 minutes, until lightly browned, shaking the skillet occasionally. Remove from the heat.

Add the lemon juice and raisins to the barley. Remove the skillet from the heat; let the mixture stand, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Add the cashews and parsley; toss gently.

Transfer to a serving bowl. Garnish with the diced red bell pepper; serve warm.


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From nutritionist and food writer Robyn Webb.

Tested by Bonnie S. Benwick.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per serving (using no-salt-added broth): 290


% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 9g 14%

Saturated Fat: 2g 10%

Cholesterol: 15mg 5%

Sodium: 140mg 6%

Total Carbohydrates: 46g 15%

Dietary Fiber: 8g 32%

Sugar: 9g

Protein: 8g


*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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