Barley and Asparagus

Combine grains and vegetables into one super side dish! Serve it alongside any meaty main course.

  • prep time 45 min
  • total time 45 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 8

Ingredients

3 1/2
cups Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
2
tablespoons vegetable oil
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1
medium carrot, chopped (1/2 cup)
1
cup uncooked quick-cooking barley
8
oz asparagus (8 to 10 stalks), cut into 1-inch pieces
2
tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese
1/4
teaspoon dried marjoram or thyme leaves
1/8
teaspoon pepper
  • 1 In 2-quart saucepan, heat broth over medium heat until hot.
  • 2 In 12-inch skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Cook onion and carrot in oil 1 to 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, until crisp-tender. Stir in barley. Cook and stir 1 minute.
  • 3 Pour 1 cup of the hot broth over barley mixture. Cook uncovered about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until liquid is absorbed. Stir in asparagus. Continue cooking 15 to 20 minutes, adding broth 1 cup at a time and stirring frequently, until barley is tender and liquid is absorbed; remove from heat. Stir in remaining ingredients.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    150
    (
    Calories from Fat
    45),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    5g
    5%
    (Saturated Fat
    1g,
    1%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    0mg
    0%;
    Sodium
    460mg
    460%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    23g
    23%
    (Dietary Fiber
    5g
    5%
      Sugars
    2g
    2%
    ),
    Protein
    6g
    6%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    35%;
    Vitamin C
    6%;
    Calcium
    4%;
    Iron
    6%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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