I was afraid to use pearl barley b/c the cooking time is usually listed at 45 minutes. Perhaps the recipe should read "quick cook barley"? So I went half and half with bulgar and buckwheat, substituted leeks for onions, and we enjoyed this very much. 7 servings? Only if you're having a lot of other food. I served with the CL vichyssoise, tarragon beet salad, and deviled eggs for a nice hot weather meal (the pilaf was the only hot item).
EllenDeller Posted: 06/27/09