Asian Barley Pilaf ( Rice Alternative Side dish)

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 234.3
  • Total Fat: 4.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 240.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 44.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 7.5 g
  • Protein: 5.8 g

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Introduction

My alternative to rice.more filling, tastes great and not cardboard calories. Also 100% vegan! My alternative to rice.more filling, tastes great and not cardboard calories. Also 100% vegan!
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    1 bag trader Joe's (10 minute Barley) (contains 3 servings)
    1 tablespoon dark sesame oil
    1 table spoon Braggs Amino Acids (You can substitute Shoyu or Tamari style soy sauces if you can't find Braggs. Regular soy would be my last choice for this)
    1 Tablespoon Ponzu Sauce ( if you can't find it- you can substitute 1 table spoon OJ then adjust to taste with additional soy sauce)

Tips

Make sure you allow the barley to drain completely before adding other ingredients. The extra moisture will be absorbed in lieu of the tasty ingredients making your barley bland. To do this I put in a colander and allow to drain for 5 minutes before adding in the flavoring ingredients.


Directions

Bring water to rapid boil in 3 qt pot. Add barley and cook on a low boil for 15 minutes.

Drain then add all other ingredients. Mix well. The longer it stands to more flavor the barley soaks up.

You can also add a bit of kick with hot sauce, and fresh chopped herbs like chives, cilantro or basil to make it blend seamlessly with many styles of cuisine.

Serving Size: Makes four 3/4 cup servings

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