Sometimes finding a side to compliment your meat or fish entree is challenging, but this pilaf recipe is easy to prepare and so tasty you'll want to put it on regular rotation. Quick-cooking barley--which provides nutty flavor and chewy texture--is joined with loads of colorful tender vegetables in this versatile 25-minute side dish.

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Heat broth in a medium saucepan to boiling. Stir in barley; return to boiling. Reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 8 minutes.

  • Add broccoli, zucchini, and bell pepper. Return to boiling and cook, covered, for 3 minutes more or until the barley and vegetables are tender.

  • Remove from heat and stir in chives and lemon peel. If desired, sprinkle each serving with some of the Parmesan.

Nutrition Facts

141 calories; protein 5g 10% DV; carbohydrates 29g 9% DV; exchange other carbs 2; dietary fiber 7g 28% DV; sugars 2g; fat 1g 2% DV; saturated fatg; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu -1IU; vitamin c -1mg -2% DV; folate 7mcg 2% DV; calcium -1mg; iron -1mg -6% DV; magnesium -1mg; potassium -1mg; sodium 251mg 10% DV.