Confetti Barley Pilaf (diabetic)....TNT

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Confetti Barley Pilaf (diabetic)....TNT

Post by pstarkoski on Fri Jan 09, 2009 12:35 am

lots of great flavors going on and it's even good for you!! It does make quite a lot so if you don't have a big family, you may want to only make half of the recipe....or share with a friend!

Confetti Barley Pilaf (diabetic recipe)

1 large onion, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1 TB canola oil
1 cup medium pearl barley
1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
1/2 cup shredded carrot
1/2 cup coarsely shredded cabbage
1/2 cup chopped sweet red pepper
1 tsp. dried basil
1 tsp. dried oregano
2-1/2 cups chicken broth or vegetable broth

In a large nonstick skillet, saute onion and garlic in oil until tender. Add barley;
sauté for 3-5 minutes or until lightly browned. Add the mushrooms, carrot, cabbage,
red pepper, basil and oregano. Cook and stir until vegetables are crisp tender,
about 3 minutes. Stir in broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer
for 40 ro 45 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and barley is tender.

Yield: 6 servings.

Nutrition Information:
Per serving (2/3 cup) = 169 calories, 3 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol,
507 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 5 g protein.

Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.


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