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Butternut Squash and Pearl Barley Pilaf

 
Butternut Squash and Pearl Barley Pilaf
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Sweet butternut squash is cooked with pearl barley, fresh lemon zest and lemon juice, tossed with cilantro or parsley. Serve it as a tasty side dish or a delicious and wholesome main course.

Yield

6

servings

Prep

15

min

Cook

48

min

Ready

68

min

Low Fat, Low in Saturated Fat, Low Cholesterol, Cholesterol-Free, Trans-fat Free, High Fiber, Very low in sodium, Low Sodium
 

Ingredients

2 teaspoons olive oil, extra-virgin
1 medium onions
chopped
14 ounces chicken broth, low salt
or vegetable broth, about 1 can
1 ¾ cups water
1 cup pearl barley
2 cups butternut squash
peeled and cubed, 1-inch cube
*
½ cup cilantro
freshly chopped, or parsley leaves
1 teaspoon lemon zest
freshly grated
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 cloves garlic
minced, more or less to taste
salt and black pepper
to taste
*

Directions

Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.

Add onion and cook, stirring often, until softened, about 3 minutes.

Add chicken or vegetable broth, water, barley and squash; bring to a simmer, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until the barley and squash are tender and most of the liquid has been absorbed, about 48 minutes.

Add cilantro (or parsley), lemon zest, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper; mix gently.

Serve warm.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

Reviews

+10

about 8 years

A very tasty dish! I used my butternut squash from CSA farm. The combination of the flavor was very tasty, and I was definitely impressed. Lemon zest, lemon juice, and cilantro made the dish taste so refreshing, will be making this recipe again!

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 198g (7.0 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 15314% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 4%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 28mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 10%
Dietary Fiber 6g 23%
Sugars g
Protein 10g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 7%
Calcium 3% Iron 6%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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