Whole Grain Vegetable Pilaf

Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

Oregano and paprika enhance the flavors of this wholesome recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a medium saucepan bring water and bouillon cubes to boiling, stirring till dissolved.
  2. Stir in barley, rice, oregano and pepper.
  3. Bring to boiling; reduce heat.
  4. Cover and simmer for 45 mins.
  5. or until grains are tender.
  6. Meanwhile, in another medium saucepan, cook beans, covered, in 1/2 cup boiling water for 5 mins.
  7. Add carrot, celery, and onion.
  8. Cook, covered, 5 mins.
  9. more or till vegs.
  10. are tender.
  11. Drain.
  12. Spoon barley mixture and vegs.
  13. into a 2 qt.
  14. casserole.
  15. Bake, covered, in a 350* oven for 15 mins.
  16. Sprinkle with cheese and paprika.
  17. Bake, uncovered, 3 to 5 minutes more or till cheese melts and mixture is heated through.
  18. Makes 6 to 8 servings.


Most Helpful

This turned out to be surprisingly good. My first venture into "healthy eating" via Recipezaar. My supermarket didn't have frozen lima beans and I didn't want to use the canned ones so I substituted 1 cup of canned black beans. The cheese called for added a nice creaminess to the overall texture. With the black beans and cheese I would think you could add chili powder or cumin and take this one South of the border!

yooper October 09, 2002

This was very good and will become a main stay side dish for my family. I substituted 10oz. of frozen peas for the lima beans and added approx 1/4 cup sliced red and green bell pepper for the carrot; only because that is what I had on hand. I made the entire recipe and had very little left over. Thanks!

Anna #3 October 30, 2008

Another great recipe Sharon. Really well received at my dinner table. I made three small changes though I don't think it affected the outcome. 1. I used homemade vegetable broth (better control of sodium content), 2. I prepared dried fava beans to use, 3. I used jackcheese as that is what I had on hand. Prior to putting into the casserole dish I needed to add some sea salt, probably because the grains took up the little salt there was in the dish. This is one winner thaat will be repeated!

Happy Harry #2 October 02, 2008

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