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Barley Mushroom Pilaf

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“I love barley and I love mushrooms, this is a really good and out of the ordinary potatoe/rice side dish.”
READY IN:
35mins
SERVES:
4
YIELD:
1 batch
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Cook barley according to package directions until tender.
  2. Meanwhile wash mushrooms and pat dry.
  3. Heat olive oil in a wide skillet over medium-low heat.
  4. Add nuts and let them cook for a few minutes before adding garlic.
  5. Add garlic to skillet.
  6. Slice mushrooms thinly and when nuts are nicely toasted add the mushrooms.
  7. Increase heat to high.
  8. Add the spinach, dill, salt and 1/2 teaspoons pepper. Stir.
  9. Cook until mushrooms are softened and somewhat shrunk.
  10. The barley should now be cooked dry and be tender by chewy. (If it tastes done but still has water around it, drain excess water.).
  11. Mix barley with the spinach mixture and 1/2 the cheese.
  12. Serve on plates with remaining cheese.
  13. Excellent with garlic toast.

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