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Caramelized Leek & Cremini Mushroom Barley Pilaf
Cook Time
40 mins
Lightly sweet leeks and earthy mushrooms blend amazing flavor in simple side that's absolutely delicious when paired with roast chicken or turkey.
Course: Side
Cuisine: American
Servings: 5 servings
Calories: 838 kcal
  • 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 leeks chopped, rinsed, drained
  • 8 oz package sliced cremini mushrooms 3 cups
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 ¾ cups low sodium chicken broth
  • ¾ cup pear barley
  • 1 tsp minced rosemary
  • 1 TB fat free Greek yogurt
  • ¾ tsp Dijon mustard
  1. Heat olive oil in a large sauté pan. Add leeks, mushrooms, salt, and pepper and cook over medium-high heat, stirring frequently until leeks are softened and mushrooms are beginning to brown. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add chicken broth, barley, and rosemary and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook for 30 minutes or until barley is tender.
  2. Stir in yogurt and mustard and serve.
Recipe Notes

Feel free to substitute minced fresh sage for the rosemary. This dish would also be delicious with some grated parmesan stirred in for a risotto-like finish.

Nutrition Facts
Caramelized Leek & Cremini Mushroom Barley Pilaf
Amount Per Serving
Calories 838 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 2454mg 102%
Potassium 1916mg 55%
Total Carbohydrates 166g 55%
Dietary Fiber 29g 116%
Sugars 16g
Protein 26g 52%
Vitamin A 89%
Vitamin C 39.9%
Calcium 25.8%
Iron 57%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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