Caramelized Leek & Cremini Mushroom Barley Pilaf

 

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Caramelized Leek & Cremini Mushroom Barley Pilaf

Lightly sweet leeks and earthy mushrooms blend amazing flavor in simple side that's absolutely delicious when paired with roast chicken or turkey.
Cook Time40 mins
Course: Side
Cuisine: American
Servings: 5 servings
Calories: 838kcal

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.
  • Stir in yogurt and mustard and serve.

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

Calories: 838kcal | Carbohydrates: 166g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2454mg | Potassium: 1916mg | Fiber: 29g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 89% | Vitamin C: 39.9% | Calcium: 25.8% | Iron: 57%

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