Orzo-Barley Pilaf

With quick-cooking barley and orzo, you can create a splendid side in less than half an hour.

  • prep time 5 min
  • total time 25 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 4

Ingredients

1
can (14 oz) fat-free chicken broth with 33% less sodium
1/4
cup water
1/2
teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/4
teaspoon salt
1
cup sliced fresh mushrooms (about 3 oz)
1/2
cup uncooked orzo or rosamarina (rice-shaped pasta) (3 oz)
1/2
cup uncooked quick-cooking barley
2
tablespoons sliced green onions (2 medium)
1/2
teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1 In 2-quart nonstick saucepan, heat broth, water, thyme and salt to boiling. Stir in mushrooms, orzo and barley. Return to boiling.
  • 2 Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 15 to 18 minutes or until orzo and barley are tender and liquid is absorbed.
  • 3 Stir in onions and lemon peel. If desired, season to taste with pepper.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 3/4 Cup
    Calories
    160
    (
    Calories from Fat
    10),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    1g
    1%
    (Saturated Fat
    0g,
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    0mg
    0%;
    Sodium
    360mg
    360%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    33g
    33%
    (Dietary Fiber
    5g
    5%
      Sugars
    1g
    1%
    ),
    Protein
    7g
    7%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    0%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    0%;
    Iron
    10%;
    Exchanges:
    2 Starch;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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