Barley is a nutrient-packed whole grain high in iron and fiber and low in fat. One serving of this nutritious side dish, and you’ll be well on your way to meeting your recommended intake of fiber for the day.

Recipe by Cooking Light November 2014


Credit: Randy Mayor; Styling: Claire Spollen

Recipe Summary

Serves 4 (serving size: about 3/4 cup)


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Instructions Checklist
  • Combine barley and water in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and cook 50 minutes. Drain. Heat a skillet over medium heat. Add 2 teaspoons olive oil. Add onion and rosemary; cook 5 minutes, stirring frequently until onion is lightly browned. Combine barley, onion mixture, 2 teaspoons olive oil, lemon rind, and salt.


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Nutrition Facts

184 calories; fat 5g; saturated fat 0.7g; sodium 185mg.