Barley-vegetable pilaf

Yield: 1 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 cup Chopped onion
4 ounces Fresh mushrooms; sliced
1 tablespoon Olive oil
1 cup Medium pearl barley
3 teaspoons Instant chicken bouillon granules
3 cups Boiling water
1 teaspoon Hot red-pepper sauce
1 \N Each; medium: red bell pepper, diced, and zucchini, sliced

Notes: From Houston (Texas) Chronicle.

Combine onion, mushrooms and oil in a 2-quart glass measure. Cover with vented plastic wrap. Microwave on high 3 minutes. Add barley, bouillon, boiling water and pepper sauce. Re-cover and microwave on high 2 to 3 minutes, or until water returns to a boil. Then microwave on medium (50 percent) 15 minutes.

Add bell pepper and zucchini; re-cover. Microwave on medium 10 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork.

Makes 4 (1-cup) servings, each: 221 calories, 4 grams protein, 4 grams fat, 43 grams carbohydrates, 6 grams fiber, no cholesterol, 78 milligrams sodium.

Posted to recipelu-digest by ncanty@... (Nadia I Canty) on Mar 28, 1998

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