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Herb Barley and Asparagus

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Combine grains and vegetables into one super side dish!

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 60 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

2
cans (14 oz each) chicken broth
1
cup uncooked hulled barley
1
tablespoon canola oil
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1
medium carrot, chopped (1/2 cup)
8
oz asparagus (8 to 10 stalks), cut into 1-inch pieces
1/4
teaspoon dried marjoram or thyme leaves
1/8
teaspoon pepper
2
tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • 1 In 2-quart saucepan, heat broth to boiling. Stir in barley. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 50 minutes.
  • 2 About 5 minutes before barley is done, in 12-inch skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Cook onion and carrot in oil 3 to 4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until crisp-tender.
  • 3 Stir barley, asparagus, marjoram and pepper into cooked onion mixture. Cover; cook 7 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until barley is tender and liquid is absorbed. Stir in cheese.

Nutrition Info

The Quick Take:

  • Calories 140
  • Fat 3g
  • Saturated Fat 1/2g
  • Sodium 460mg

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
140
(
Calories from Fat
30),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3g
3%
(Saturated Fat
1/2g,
1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
460mg
460%;
Total Carbohydrate
22g
22%
(Dietary Fiber
5g
5%
  Sugars
2g
2%
),
Protein
6g
6%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%;
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; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Did You Know?

Expert Tips

To boost the flavor when cooking with grains, a trick of the trade is to cook them in broth (chicken, beef or vegetable), apple juice or vegetable juice.

Whole Grain Serving: 1/2

Ratings & Reviews

We calculated the nutrition of this recipe at the time it was created on 07/16/2012. NOTE: We do not include optional ingredients in our calculations. If concerned about gluten-free, non-dairy, vegetarian or vegan status, always read ingredient labels to make sure each recipe ingredient meets requirements. Products and ingredient sources can change.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
140
(
Calories from Fat
30),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3g
3%
(Saturated Fat
1/2g,
1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
460mg
460%;
Total Carbohydrate
22g
22%
(Dietary Fiber
5g
5%
  Sugars
2g
2%
),
Protein
6g
6%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%;
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; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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