This is a wonderful, whole-grain barley side dish. Great with grilled meat or as a meal on its own.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Bring 3 cups water and barley to a boil in a pot. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until barley is tripled in volume, 30 to 40 minutes.

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  • Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Saute onion and garlic until onions are starting to soften, about 3 minutes. Add mushrooms, sprinkle with salt, and saute until mushrooms have released their liquid and are well browned, about 5 minutes.

  • Mix balsamic vinegar with 1 tablespoon water in a bowl; pour into the skillet with the mushroom mixture. Cook until liquid is mostly evaporated, about 2 minutes. Add the barley and cook, stirring gently, until flavors combine, 2 to 3 minutes. Add more water if needed.

Cook's Note:

Pearl barley will take at least 25 minutes to cook. For hulled barley, start checking for doneness at 40 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

329 calories; protein 13.6g 27% DV; carbohydrates 44.4g 14% DV; fat 11.3g 17% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 119.9mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition
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