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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 28.2
  • Total Fat: 0.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 324.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 6.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.2 g
  • Protein: 0.4 g

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Spicy Vegetables and Barley

Submitted by: DENISENTEXAS
Spicy Vegetables and Barley

Introduction

This is one of my favorite side dishes. The flavor reminds me of okra and tomatoes but is a good option for those who don't like okra. As a bonus, any leftovers are very easily turned into soup. This is one of my favorite side dishes. The flavor reminds me of okra and tomatoes but is a good option for those who don't like okra. As a bonus, any leftovers are very easily turned into soup.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    1/4 Cup Vegetable Broth
    2 stalks Celery, chopped
    2 Tbsp Onion, chopped
    1 spear of Asparagus, chopped
    1 cup Rotel tomatoes
    2 Tbsp Barley, presoaked in water to soften, and drained with water reserved.
    1/4 to 1/2 cup water

Tips

If you like your vegetables crunchier, start with the broth and Rotel in the pan, add the barley, let it cook a bit then add your vegetables. I like barley on the firmer side so I cook for less than 30 minutes.

I freeze whatever barley water isn't used and add it to soups and broths later.

If you like the way this tastes, next time make more of it and save some in the fridge or freezer. When you need something quick to eat, just add water, additional broth, or other liquid and heat for a delicious soup.

The number of servings will vary depending on how much liquid is added. Since I like this dish to be thick, I generally get 2 to 3 servings.


Directions

Put the broth in a skillet and heat on medium. Add chopped vegetables. Cook for about 5 minutes then add Rotel tomatoes and drained barley. The mixture should be a bit on the thick side. Heat to a boil then reduce heat and simmer until barley is done. You might need to add water so the barley has enough liquid to cook well. If it's too thick, add some of the barley water or other liquid. If it's too thin, let it simmer longer until some of the liquid is gone.

Serving Size: 4 half cup servings






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