Pearl Barley Pilaf

Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr

This is a vegetarian variation on a Cooking Light recipe, which used chicken.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine the first 7 ingredients in a small bowl.
  2. Coat skillet with cooking spray and oil; add chopped onion, bell pepper, and soy sauce.
  3. Cook over medium-high heat 3 minutes or until vegetables are lightly browned.
  4. Add broth, barley, tomatoes, and spice mixture, and stir well.
  5. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 55 minutes or until barley is done.
  6. Let stand 15 minutes.
  7. Stir in green onions.
  8. Serve.


Most Helpful

This was really good and quite easy. I just put everything together and had time to prepare some roasted asparagus, a salad, and a steak to go with it. I made it as written except I used fresh tomatoes and green frying peppers. Very nice and healthy side dish.

threeovens November 30, 2011

Wonderful flavor, colorful and such a healthy way to get your whole grain. The ratio of liquid to grain and the timing was just right. We thought the green onions were the perfect topper.

sugarpea June 02, 2005

This is a truly excellent pilaf. I used frozen peppers so there was a little extra liquid (and I forgot to drain the tomatoes at the beginning..) so I just used 2 cups of stock. I did use chicken as I am not a vegetarian and happened to be out of veggie stock. I didn't have any mint or green onions. BUT I really think those were minor issues. This pilaf had wonderful flavor and texture. Mine was done a little shy of the 55 minutes listed so check a bit early. Really great. Thanks!

ladypit May 27, 2005

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