Wild Rice and Barley Pilaf

The combined benefits of barley and wild rice result in a healthy recipe for fruited pilaf that goes well with pork or poultry.

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Makes:
8 servings
Serving Size:
2/3 cup
Prep:
20 mins
Cook:
45 mins
Stand:
5 mins
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Wild Rice and Barley Pilaf

Ingredients
3/4
1/2
cup regular barley
1
tablespoon butter
2
14 ounce can reduced-sodium chicken broth
1/2
cup dried cranberries, snipped dried apricots, dried tart cherries and/or currants
1/3
cup sliced almonds, toasted

Directions

  1. Rinse wild rice with cold water; drain. In a large saucepan, cook and stir rice and barley in hot butter over medium heat for 3 minutes. Carefully add broth; bring to boiling. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, for 45 to 50 minutes or until rice and barley are tender and most of the liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat.
  2. Stir dried fruit into the rice mixture; cover and let stand 5 minutes. Stir in almonds before serving.
  3. Makes 8 (2/3 cup) servings.

Nutrition Facts

(Wild Rice and Barley Pilaf)
    Per serving:
  • 172 kcal cal.,
  • 5 g fat
  • (1 g sat. fat,
  • 4 mg chol.,
  • 250 mg sodium,
  • 28 g carb.,
  • 4 g fiber,
  • 5 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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