Orzo & Toasted Barley

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Orzo & Toasted Barley

Orzo & Toasted Barley

Orzo is a small, rice-shaped pasta. To add a little color and texture, the barley is lightly toasted beforehand.

Serves 4

Prep Time 25 min

Total Time 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1 cup quick-cooking barley
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 1/2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup orzo
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme, or 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh chives, or scallion greens
  • Salt & freshly ground pepper, to taste

Cooking Directions

Step 1

Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add barley and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden and toasted, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook, stirring, for 1 minute more. Pour in broth and bring to a boil. Add orzo and thyme. Stir once, reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and let stand for 5 minutes to absorb any remaining liquid. Stir in chives (or scallion greens) and season with salt and pepper.


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