Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Barley Qunioa Pilaf

This was yummy. Really, really yummy. For Recipe Redux we were challeneged to take a vintage recipe and change it into something newer and healthier. Did you see all the delicious veggies in this? Instead of a basic pilaf, with nutrient-empty white rice, we now have whole grains, veggies, and it's really good. This would look great on a Thanksgiving table if you're looking for something a little different!

1/2 white onion chopped fine
3/4 C chopped leek or green onion
1/2 C grapeseed oil or  olive oil
1 C barley
1/2 C quinoa
2 tsp chicken sesaoning
2 3/4 C water (You could use chicken broth)
1 to 1 1/4 C shredded carrots
14 oz can of sliced mushrooms or 1 1/2 C fresh mushrooms 
1/4 C green onion chopped for garnish
salt and pepper to taste
*Optional you could garnish with pine nuts too.

1. In a skillet heat oil and stir in the onions. Cook until soft on medium heat. Should take about 5 min.
2. Stir in the barley and qunioa and cook together another 5 min.
3. Pour into a covered dish and stir in chicken seasoning 1 1/2 C water, carrots, mushrooms ( poured the water in from the can too). Bake for 30 min on 350.
4. Take out of oven and pour and sitr in the remaining 1 1/4 C water. Cover and cook another 30 min.
5. Take out of the oven and garnish with green onions. (pine nuts if desired) Enjoy!  


  1. i love you blog and what a great philosophy to use healthy ingredients and create delicious food! I am certainly going to make this one soon :) happy thanksgiving.

    1. Thank you so muxh. We appreciate your encouraging words. Have a nice thanksgiving.

  2. Looks hearty and nutritious .. and delicious. What more could you ask for!

  3. I'd like to invite you to join me at the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week!

    I hope to see you there!
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

  4. Oh yum - I love barley and never make it nearly as much as I should. Think I'll start with this recipe :)

  5. You have all my favorite ingredients in this pilaf. This is definitely a must-make recipe.

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