Barley and Rice Pilaf

If you're tired of potatoes, try this quick-and-easy pilaf for a change of taste. Also good with variations, such as adding broccoli florets and asparagus.

Yield

6 servings

Ingredients

1/2 cup finely chopped celery
1/2 cup finely chopped sweet red pepper
1/2 cup finely chopped green onions
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tablespoon canola oil
3 cups cooked long grain rice
1 cup cooked medium pearl barley
2 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper

Directions

In a large skillet, saute the celery, red pepper, onions and garlic in oil until crisp-tender. Stir in the rice, barley, bacon, salt and pepper; cook and stir until heated through.

Estimated Time

Preparation/Total Time: 20 minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving (3/4 cup): 187 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 2 mg cholesterol, 236 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1/2 fat.

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