Moist and risotto-like, this pepper-packed side dish is suitable for any occasion. Stir in some black or kidney beans for a complete protein vegetarian main dish.
- Portion size 6 servings
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In saucepan, heat oil with butter over medium heat; cook onion, garlic and mushrooms, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until softened.
Add red, yellow and green peppers, thyme, salt, pepper and hot pepper flakes; cook, stirring, for 3 to 5 minutes or until liquid is evaporated. Add barley; cook, stirring, for 1 minute.
Add stock; bring to boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer for about 50 minutes or until barley is tender and most of the liquid is absorbed. Let stand, covered, for 5 minutes.
Serve sprinkled with green onion.
Nutritional facts Per serving, about:
- Sodium 421 mg
- Protein 3 g
- Calories 176.0
- Total fat 4 g
- Cholesterol 3 mg
- Saturated fat 1 g
- Total carbohydrate 34 g
- Iron 14.0
- Folate 15.0
- Calcium 3.0
- Vitamin A 14.0
- Vitamin C 130.0