Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Recipe of the Day



Barley Pilaf with Fruits and Nuts



This recipe provides 4 servings.





Ingredients:


1) 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
2) 1 medium onion, diced
3) 1/2 cup pearl barley
4) 2 garlic cloves, minced
5) 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
6) 6 dried apricot halves, chopped
7) 2 tablespoons golden raisins
8) 1/4 teaspoon salt
9) A pinch of cinnamon
10) 2 tablespoons slivered almonds, toasted


To toast the almonds, place them in a small skillet over medium low heat; cook, stirring and shaking constantly, until lightly browned, approx. 2 mins.




Instructions:


In a medium saucepan, heat the oil. add the onion; cook, stirring as needed, until softened, approx. 5 mins. Add the barley, cumin and garlic; cook, stirring approx. 1 min. Stir in the apricots, raisins, salt, cinnamon and 1 1/4 cups of water; bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer until the barley is tender, approx. 45 mins. Add almonds;to to combine.



Nutritional info per serving:


Calories: 167
Total Fat: 4 grams   (0 grams saturated fat)
Sodium: 151
Carbs: 30 grams
Protein: 4 mg
Fiber: 5 grams

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