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Barley and Pine Nut Casserole

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Barley and Pine Nut Casserole
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 6 hr 15 min
  • Ingredients 10
  • Servings 6
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A casserole side dish for the veggie lovers! Slow cooked barley, vegetables and pine-nuts offer a delicious treat.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup uncooked hulled or pearl barley
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 medium stalks celery, sliced (1 cup)
  • 1 medium bell pepper, chopped (1 cup)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
  • 1 can (14 oz) vegetable or chicken broth
  • 4 medium green onions, sliced (1/4 cup)
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts

Directions

  • 1
    In 3- to 4-quart slow cooker, mix all ingredients except green onions and nuts.
  • 2
    Cover; cook on Low heat setting 6 to 8 hours.
  • 3
    Stir in green onions and nuts.

Expert Tips

  • tip 1
    Though pearled barley is a common form of barley, the bran has been removed, so it's not a whole grain. Hulled barley is whole grain, but may be harder to find--look for it in a food coop or buy it on-line.
  • tip 2
    Whole Grain Serving: 1

Nutrition Information

190 Calories, 4g Total Fat, 5g Protein, 34g Total Carbohydrate, 5g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
190
Calories from Fat
35
Total Fat
4g
6%
Saturated Fat
1/2g
3%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
660mg
28%
Potassium
380mg
11%
Total Carbohydrate
34g
11%
Dietary Fiber
7g
30%
Sugars
5g
Protein
5g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
30%
30%
Vitamin C
35%
35%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • A casserole side dish for the veggie lovers! Slow cooked barley, vegetables and pine-nuts offer a delicious treat.
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