Orzo is a small, rice-shaped pasta. To add a little color and texture, the barley is lightly toasted beforehand. Source: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 1993

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  • Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add barley and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden and toasted, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook, stirring, for 1 minute more. Pour in broth and bring to a boil. Add orzo and thyme. Stir once, reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and let stand for 5 minutes to absorb any remaining liquid. Stir in chives (or scallion greens) and season with salt and pepper.


Nutrition Facts

229 calories; 2.3 g total fat; 0.2 g saturated fat; 420 mg sodium. 269 mg potassium; 45 g carbohydrates; 4.7 g fiber; 1 g sugar; 8.9 g protein; 160 IU vitamin a iu; 4 mg vitamin c; 8 mcg folate; 11 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 15 mg magnesium;

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pearled barley Made this with slow barley - needed to simmer probably 1/2 hour longer and needed more broth. But it was really good! Pros: really tasty comfort food uncomplicated Read More