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Orzo-Barley Pilaf

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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
  • 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 (3 oz)
1/2
cup uncooked orzo or rosamarina pasta (3 oz)
1/2
cup uncooked quick-cooking barley
2
tablespoons sliced green onions (2 medium)
1/2
teaspoon grated lemon peel
Pepper to taste, if desired

Directions

  • 1 In 2-quart nonstick saucepan, heat broth, water, thyme and salt to boiling. Stir in mushrooms, pasta and barley. Return to boiling.
  • 2 Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 15 to 18 minutes or until pasta and barley are tender and liquid is absorbed.
  • 3 Stir in onions and lemon peel. Season with pepper.

Nutrition Info

The Quick Take:

  • Calories 190
  • Fat 1g
  • Saturated Fat 0g
  • Sodium 380mg

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
190
(
Calories from Fat
10),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
1g
1%
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
380mg
380%;
Total Carbohydrate
39g
39%
(Dietary Fiber
5g
5%
  Sugars
1g
1%
),
Protein
7g
7%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Did You Know?

Expert Tips

Quick-cooking barley provides a convenient way to get more whole grains in your diet.

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
190
(
Calories from Fat
10),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
1g
1%
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
380mg
380%;
Total Carbohydrate
39g
39%
(Dietary Fiber
5g
5%
  Sugars
1g
1%
),
Protein
7g
7%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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