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Barley Rice

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.


Barley Rice

Ingredients

For 4 people

  • 1/2 cup(s) chopped onions
  • 2 teaspoon(s) olive oil
  • 2/3 cup(s) pearled barley
  • 1 3/4 cup(s) chicken broth
  • 14 ounce(s) water
  • 1/4 cup(s) brown rice
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) dried thyme
  • 1/4 finely chopped chipotle chili in adobo (1 tsp)
  • 2 cup(s) torn fresh spinach
  • 1/3 cup(s) pecans or walnuts, toasted and chopped

Directions

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.

Nutrition facts

  • Kcal: 219.03 kcal
  • Fibers (g): 6.51g
  • Sodium (mg): 135.49mg
  • Carbs: 30.3g
  • Fat: 10.07g
  • Saturated fat (g): 1.12g
  • Proteins: 5.85g