PointsPlus Barley with Mushrooms and Onions Recipe

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PointsPlus Barley with Mushrooms and Onions Recipe
Barley with Mushrooms and Onions
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Barley with Mushrooms and Onions

Barley, in a way, is the often overlooked grain. With a satisfying chewiness and a neutral flavor, this is a grain that will take on the flavor of neighboring ingredients just as well as rice. Here, mushrooms and onions lend a savory element to this easy-to-make side dish.

Ready in
1 h, 38 m
6
Servings
163
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • Cooking spray
  • 2/3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup finely chopped Spanish onion
  • 1/2 pound cremini mushrooms, shredded
  • 3 cups vegetable or mushroom broth
  • 1 cup barley
  • 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste

Directions

Coat a heavy saucepan with cooking spray and place over medium-high heat. Melt the butter in the pan. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes. Add the mushrooms and cook until the mushrooms release their moisture, stirring a few times, about 5 minutes.

Add the broth, barley, and salt and bring to a boil. Partially cover the pan and reduce heat to low. Simmer until the barley is tender, stirring occasionally, about 60-75 minutes. Remove from heat and serve.

Barley Shopping Tip

As an alternative to sugary, salty, processed foods, try shopping for fruits and vegetables that are in season.

Barley Cooking Tip

For a healthier alternative, substitute honey or molasses for sugar in baking recipes, and use a 3:1 blend of canola oil to olive oil instead of butter when cooking over the flame.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
4g
7%
Sugar
2g
N/A
Saturated Fat
1g
6%
Cholesterol
3mg
1%
Protein
5g
10%
Carbs
27g
9%
Vitamin A
15µg
2%
Vitamin B6
0.2mg
8.7%
Vitamin C
2mg
4%
Vitamin E
0.2mg
1.2%
Vitamin K
3µg
3%
Calcium
28mg
3%
Fiber
6g
24%
Folate (food)
21µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
21µg
5%
Iron
1mg
7%
Magnesium
48mg
12%
Monounsaturated
2g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
3mg
14%
Phosphorus
135mg
19%
Polyunsaturated
1g
N/A
Potassium
353mg
10%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
16.6%
Sodium
414mg
17%
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
16.5%
Zinc
1mg
9%