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This recipe provides a hearty alternative to rice pilaf and goes well with beef, chicken, or pork. Use a mix of roasted red and yellow peppers for the best appearance.

Recipe by Cooking Light August 2002


Credit: Karry Hosford

Recipe Summary

4 servings (serving size: about 2/3 cup)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Heat olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add celery and onion; sauté 3 minutes or until tender. Add broth; bring to a boil. Stir in barley; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes or until tender.

  • Stir in peas, bell peppers, and black pepper; remove from heat. Cover and let stand 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

113 calories; calories from fat 17%; fat 2.1g; saturated fat 0.3g; mono fat 0.9g; poly fat 0.4g; protein 3.9g; carbohydrates 22.2g; fiber 3.4g; iron 0.9mg; sodium 344mg; calcium 19mg.