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

5 5

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.

5 5

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.

5 5

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!