Bountiful Barley

READY IN: 1hr 35mins
Recipe by An Dracon

As a diabetic, I find that Barley really keeps my blood sugar level. I came up with this recipe to use as a side dish to replace rice. This side dish works really well with beef. Try it with a grilled steak that has been marinated in olive oil, garlic and rosemary or the Ann Lander's Meatloaf recipe that's posted in Recipezaar.

Top Review by Claire312

Wow! This was great! I substituted 1 tablespoon of soy sauce for 1 tablespoon of butter and I baked it for 1 hour with the lid ON.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Cut the onion into a medium dice.
  3. Saute in a non-stick skillet with the butter until you start getting those browned edges.
  4. Pour the barley into the skillet and coat with the onion and butter mixture.
  5. Spray a medium size casserole with cooking spray.
  6. Transfer the barley to the casserole.
  7. Pour the chicken broth and tomato juice into the casserole.
  8. Do not place a lid on the casserole.
  9. Bake for 60 to 75 minutes until the liquid is absorbed.
  10. Fluff before serving.

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