Barley Pilaf

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Barley Pilaf

Recipe by Summit Natural Health CentreCourse: MainDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

20

minutes
Cooking time

50

minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 small onion, finely chopped

  • salt, pepper

  • 3/4 cup pearl barley

  • 2 cups chicken broth

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 1 medium carrot, peeled, finely chopped

  • 1/2 red bell pepper, finely chopped

  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel

  • (Optional) 1 tsp pesto

Directions

  • Heat oil in heavy medium-sized saucepan over medium heat.
  • Add onion; sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Saut√© until onion is beginning to soften, about 5 minutes.
  • Add barley; cook 3 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Add chicken broth and bay leaf; bring to boil. Reduce heat to low, stir once, and cover. Cook until barley is almost tender, about 25 minutes.
  • Add carrot and bell pepper; cover and cook until vegetables are tender, about 6 minutes. Remove pilaf from heat and stir. Cover and let stand 10 minutes.
  • Discard bay leaf and add pesto if using.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Stir in lemon peel and serve.

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