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A fun and new way to prepare your barley is with our Sweet and Spicy Barley. This dish will be sure to excite your taste buds with the savory flavors from the spinach and walnuts and the spicy-kick of the chipotle pepper.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Credit: Andy Lyons

Recipe Summary

20 mins
45 mins
5 mins
1 hr 10 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In a large saucepan cook onion in hot oil over medium heat about 5 minutes or just until tender, stirring occasionally. Add barley; cook and stir about 3 minutes or until barley is starting to brown.

  • Carefully add broth, the water, brown rice, dried thyme (if using), and chipotle pepper. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, about 45 minutes or until barley and rice are tender and most of the liquid is absorbed.

  • Stir in fresh thyme (if using). Remove from heat; let stand for 5 minutes. Before serving, stir in spinach and pecans.

Nutrition Facts

168 calories; fat 7g; saturated fat 1g; carbohydrates 24g; mono fat 4g; poly fat 2g; insoluble fiber 5g; sugars 1g; protein 5g; vitamin a 923.2IU; vitamin c 4.7mg; thiamin 0.2mg; riboflavin 0.1mg; niacin equivalents 2.2mg; vitamin b6 0.2mg; folate 28.2mcg; sodium 173mg; potassium 213mg; calcium 30.3mg; iron 1.4mg.