Brown rice packed with barley and spinach is a healthy dish that is rich in atioxidants, fiber, manganese and selenium. This healthy and hearty side can be paired with a steak dinner or topped with grilled chicken.
For 4 people
In saucepan cook onion in hot oil over medium heat for 5 minutes or until tender; stirring occasionally. Add barley; cook and stir 3 minutes or until barley starts to brown. Add broth, water, brown rice, dried thyme (if using), and chipotle pepper. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover; simmer 45 minutes or until barley and rice are tender and most of liquid is absorbed. Stir in thyme and remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes. Stir in spinach and nuts just before serving.