Barley Mushroom Casserole Recipe

Summary

Preparation Time5 MinCooking Time15 Min
Ready In20 MinDifficulty LevelVery Easy
Health IndexHealthyServings4
CuisineCourse
MethodMain Ingredient
Interest Group

Ingredients

 Butter6 Tablespoon
 Onions2 Medium, finely chopped
 Garlic3 Clove (15 gm)
 Fresh mushrooms1 Pound, thinly sliced
 Quick-cooking barley1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Chicken broth1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Parsley1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), finely chopped
 Basil2 Teaspoon
 Salt1 Teaspoon
 Pepper1⁄4 Teaspoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 355 Calories from Fat 168

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 19 g29.6%

Saturated Fat 11.7 g58.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 48.4 mg

Sodium 579.7 mg24.2%

Total Carbohydrates 41 g13.7%

Dietary Fiber 8.4 g33.6%

Sugars 5.3 g

Protein 9 g17.5%

Vitamin A 20.4% Vitamin C 23.4%

Calcium 5.2% Iron 11.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

MAKING
1. Use a medium size (2 1/2-quart) microwaveable casserole or dish, to melt and heat the butter in the microwave for 1 minute.
2. Add the onion and garlic to the butter and cook for 4 minutes, stirring once, until limp.
3. Stir in the mushrooms, barley, herbs and seasonings coating them with butter.
4. Measure the stock and add to the vegetables and rice.
5. Cover the dish with a glass lid or with plastic wrap and return to the microwave.
6. Cook barley for less than 10 minutes just until liquid is absorbed and barley is tender. Stir once halfway through cooking time.
7. Allow the dish to stand covered for 5 minutes so that the flavors are absorbed.

SERVING
8. Serve the barley straight from the casserole and accompany with a hearty stew.
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