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Easy Barley and Mushroom Pilaf Recipe

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Easy Barley and Mushroom Pilaf Recipe
Easy Barley and Mushroom Pilaf Recipe. For a vegan barley pilaf recipe that is lower in fat and cholesterol-free, simply omit the Parmesan cheese, or, you could try adding a bit of nutritional yeast instead of the cheese. If you like barley or are looking for easy barley recipes, try this simple yet delicious barley pilaf. Recipe courtesy the National Barley Foods Council.


  • 1/2 cup fresh sliced mushrooms
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 cup pearl barley
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 tbsp chopped green onions (scallions)
  • 1/4 tsp crushed dried rosemary
  • 2 tbsp grated fresh Parmesan cheese


Heat olive oil in saucepan; add mushrooms and sautee until limp. Add barley, vegetable broth, green onion and rosemary. Bring to a boil.

Reduce heat to low, cover and cook 45 minutes or until barley is tender and liquid is absorbed. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over barley pilaf and serve.

Makes 4 servings of barley pilaf.

Per serving: 242 calories, 7g protein, 7g fat, 40g carbohydrate, 4mg cholesterol, 11g fiber, 790mg sodium.

See also: More easy barley recipes to try

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 5 out of 5
FABULOUS, Guest weily47

I just love this recipe. My husband and I both. It is even better the second day. I make it ahead because it is better the second day. Doesn't take a lot of ingredients but it is soooo big on flavor. I have made it numberous times and never get tired of it. Many friends have asked for the recipe. Give it a try you won't regret it, I promise.

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