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wild rice and barley pilaf

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Ellen Gwaltney Bales
Indianapolis, IN

This delicious side dish goes with any kind of meat, poultry, or seafood. An old favorite and very healthy. Photo:

(1 rating)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 1 Hr

Ingredients For wild rice and barley pilaf

  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1/2 c
    uncooked barley
  • 1/2 c
    chopped onion
  • 1 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1 can
    (14.5 oz.) ready-to-serve chicken broth
  • 1 c
  • 1/2 c
    uncooked wild rice, rinsed, drained
  • 1/2 tsp
    grated lemon peel
  • 1/4 c
    almonds, slivered
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1/8 tsp

How To Make wild rice and barley pilaf

  • 1
    In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add barley; cook 6 to 8 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.
  • 2
    Add onion and garlic; cook and stir 2 to 3 minutes or until crisp-tender. Add broth and water. Bring to a boil. Stir in rice, lemon peel, almonds, cran-raisins, and pepper; return to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 50 to 60 minutes or until barley and rice are tender.

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