Fruity Barley Pilaf

READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by chia2160

This dish would be perfect with chicken or pork.

Top Review by Rita1652

I enjoyed this fruity chewy side that can be made easily into a meal. Garlic was omitted in the directions But I figured it was to go with the onions. Didn`t need all the stock. 1/2 the stock and half pineapple or apple juice would have been great. I say pineapple because I had a main with this that included pineapples and it complemented it really yummy. I also cut the cooking time down to 30 minutes. I also place 1/2 the lemon, fruit mixture in to start which helped plump up the raisins. Didn`t peel the apples and found no reason to.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a saucepan with lid heat 1 tbsp olive oil.
  2. Add onion, celery and jalapeño and cook until softened.
  3. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Add barley and stir to coat.
  5. Add chicken stock and bring to a boil.
  6. Lower to simmer, cover and cook 40-45 minutes until liquid is absorbed.
  7. Meanwhile, mix 1 tbsp oil, lemon zest and juice, apple, raisins, pecans together.
  8. Toss with cooked barley mixture, cover and let stand for 10 minutes.
  9. Serve warm.

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