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Barley with Roasted Garlic and Rosemary

Barley with Roasted Garlic and Rosemary

Want to add a bit of authentic Italian flavor to your meal plan? Straight from the Friuli region, this recipe contains just seven fresh ingredients and couldn't be easier to prepare!
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Ingredients

Preparation time:
5 minutes
Cooking time:
90 minutes (including roasting garlic).

Directions

Yield:
8 servings

Serving size:
1/2 cup

Place 4 cups water, barley, and salt in a medium saucepan, partially cover, and cook over medium-low heat for 30 minutes or until barley is tender. Stir occasionally. When barley is cooked, drain off excess water, add olive oil, and toss lightly with a fork. Add in grated cheese, rosemary, and roasted garlic. Cooked vegetables such as zucchini, asparagus, endive, mushrooms, shallots, or fennel may also be added, if desired. Mix well. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 118 calories, Carbohydrates: 20 g, Protein: 3 g, Fat: 3 g, Saturated Fat: <1 g, Cholesterol: 2 mg, Sodium: 47 mg, Fiber: 4 g

Exchanges per serving: 1 starch, 1/2 fat. Carbohydrate choices: 1.

Johanna Burani is a dietitian and certified diabetes educator at Nutrition Works in Morristown, New Jersey.

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