Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Claire Spollen 
Serves 4 (serving size: about 3/4 cup)

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.

How to Make It

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.

Chef's Notes

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