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. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

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Ingredients

Directions

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

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  • 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; 1 g total fat; 251 mg sodium. 29 g carbohydrates; 7 g fiber; 2 g sugar; 5 g protein; 7 mcg folate;