In addition to fiber, whole grains like wild and brown rice offer plenty of vitamins B6, E, and folate to maintain heart health. Serve with pork tenderloin.
1 3/4 cups fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
1/2 cup uncooked brown and wild rice mix
1/2 cup uncooked pearl barley
3/4 cup rinsed and drained canned chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
1/3 cup golden raisins
1/4 cup sliced green onions
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons extravirgin olive oil
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
2 tablespoons slivered almonds, toasted
How to Make It
Combine first 3 ingredients in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 40 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat, and let stand, covered, 5 minutes. Spoon rice mixture into a medium bowl. Add chickpeas, raisins, and green onions.
Combine vinegar and next 4 ingredients (through pepper) in a small bowl; stir with a whisk. Pour over barley mixture; toss well. Cover; chill 2 hours. Stir in basil and almonds.
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Everyone said it was good. I agree that walnuts and substitutions could be made. I would also stir in the green onions at the end so that the vinegar does not strip the color. I used dried garbanzo-quick soak to adjust for time and add 1 3/4 cup broth for 1 cup of quick soaked garbanzo beans.
Everyone loves this recipe. I've made it many times with many substitutions. I've done all rice, sometimes brown, all barley or even couscous. Ive used dried cranberries or dried blueberries instead of or in addition to raisins. I've replaced the almonds with walnuts and the green onions with red onion. It's a great go-to-recipe. Whatever you have on hand works. I've made it many times as a side dish or a main course with good bread.
I think this recipe has a good basic flavor. But the chicken broth that I used must have been too strong because it overpowered all the other flavors in the salad. Next time I will try a milder broth solution and probably increase the vinegar/mustard dressing amount.
I am always trying to find new grain recipes everyone likes and this one was a keeper. I didn't use the raisins, had to substitute shallot for the green onions but it was still outstanding. I made it for a familly dinner and everyone wanted the recipe. I served it with roasted chicken and vegetables.
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