Orzo is a small, rice-shaped pasta. To add a little color and texture, the barley is lightly toasted beforehand.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 1993

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30 mins
Servings:
4
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Ingredients

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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.

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Nutrition Facts

229 calories; protein 8.9g 18% DV; carbohydrates 45g 15% DV; dietary fiber 4.7g 19% DV; sugars 1.3g; fat 2.3g 4% DV; saturated fat 0.2g 1% DV; cholesterol 0mg; vitamin a iu 160.5IU 3% DV; vitamin c 3.5mg 6% DV; folate 7.9mcg 2% DV; calcium 10.7mg 1% DV; iron 1mg 6% DV; magnesium 15.5mg 6% DV; potassium 269.4mg 8% DV; sodium 420.5mg 17% DV; thiamin 0.2mg 18% DV.
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10/12/2014
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
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