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Butternut & Barley Pilaf

December 2005/January 2006

Your rating: None Average: 3.8 (92 votes)

Winter squash contributes a rich, full flavor to a simple barley pilaf. Gremolata, an Italian mixture of parsley, lemon zest and garlic, gives the dish a lively finish. The pilaf is an excellent accompaniment to chicken and pork, but would stand on its own with the addition of Parmesan.



READER'S COMMENT:
"I love barley and butternut, so this is lovely. My husband doesn't like barley, so I make it often using quinoa instead - equally delicious. "
Butternut & Barley Pilaf

18 Reviews for Butternut & Barley Pilaf

05/08/2014
Anonymous
Outstanding

This is really delicious and simple. I have to admit I forgot to add the lemon zest, lemon juice, garlic, and parsley at the end and it was still very delicious.

Easy
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02/13/2014
Anonymous
Ingredients awesome, cooking instructions, not so much.

The flavors in this dish are spot on. It is sweet, acidic, salty. Perfect. However, the directions are very flawed. It doesn't say to cover while it cooks. Barley is a grain. When was the last time you cooked a grain without covering it? (Rice, quinoa, amaranth...) And by the time the barley was cooked, my squash was mush. It was not all pretty like the picture. My suggestion: Cook the onion, garlic in oil, add the barley, broth, cover and cook for 20/25 minutes. Then add the squash and recover to finish cooking till barely and squash are soft, 10/15 more? Again, the flavors were perfect, this is just not the correct way to cook a grain. I will definitely make it again. I like having a barley recipe that isn't soup!

Wonderful flavor
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11/29/2013
Anonymous
hearty and delicious

Really hearty and filling. I added toasted pine nuts to it and topped with soft goat cheese, which really made the dish better.

easy to make.
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11/29/2013
Anonymous
hearty and delicious

Really hearty and filling. I added toasted pine nuts to it and topped with soft goat cheese, which really made the dish better.

easy to make.
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11/29/2013
Anonymous
hearty and delicious

Really hearty and filling. I added toasted pine nuts to it and topped with soft goat cheese, which really made the dish better.

easy to make.
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