Barley and Mushroom Casserole

Kim Biegacki

By
@pistachyoo

This is my number #1 favorite barley dish. I can make a meal out of this and have it for our "Meatless Monday's" because it is so filling. Barley is nutty in flavor and has a chewy texture, then add the yummy mushrooms into the mix and it is a palate pleaser for sure. I always like to change things up a little and add this to just a regular weekly meal or even for the holiday menu. It is a wonderful side dish to introduce the family to barley.

This recipe originally came from my cookbook called Dinner on a Dime. I have added to it, this and that.


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Serves:

4 - 6 servings

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

45 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1/2 c
medium pearl barley
1 Tbsp
vegetable oil
1 - 2 Tbsp
butter
1 1/2 c
water
1 tsp
beef bouillon granules
1/4 - 1/2 tsp
salt
1/2 tsp
thyme, dried
1/4 - 1/2 tsp
garlic powder or granulated garlic
4 - 6 oz
fresh sliced mushrooms
1/2 c
sliced green onions (if you like them crunchy add them right before serving instead)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a deep skillet, saute barley in oil until golden brown.
2
Slice up your mushrooms and green onions.
3
Stir in water, butter, bouillon and seasonings; bring to boil. Remove from the heat; add onions, and mushrooms.
4
Transfer to a casserole dish (I use a 1 1/2 quart dish), cover and bake at 350 degrees for 40 - 50 minutes or until the barley is tender.

~~Sometimes I add a few pats of butter and a dash more salt right before serving.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: For Kids, Healthy