Barley and Mushrooms with Beans

The high-fiber barley is a great source of fiber and it is low in fat. It also contains essential vitamins and minerals which makes it a healthy addition to any meal. Barley has been cultivated for thousands of years, but it was once called the ‘staff of life’ because people would use it as their main food source.
Barley can be used in soups or stews, or you can make a side dish with mushrooms and beans that will go well with chicken or pork. You’ll find the recipe below!
The high-fiber barley is a great source of fiber and it is low in fat. It also contains essential vitamins and minerals which makes it a healthy addition to any meal. Barley has

prep: 15 mins cook: 1 hr total: 1 hr 15 mins Servings: 6 Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients:

½ cup chopped celery

3 cups sliced fresh mushrooms

1 teaspoon olive oil

1 (15.5 ounce) can white beans, drained

2 cloves garlic, minced

½ cup uncooked barley

1 cup chopped onion

3 cups vegetable broth

Instructions:

Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat, and stir in mushrooms, onion, celery, and garlic. Saute until tender.

Mix barley and vegetable broth into the saucepan. Bring to a boil, cover, and reduce heat. Simmer 45 to 50 minutes, until barley is tender.

Stir white beans into the barley mixture. Continue cooking about 5 minutes, until beans are heated.

Nutrition Facts:

Per Serving: 202 calories; protein 9.1g; carbohydrates 39g; fat 2.1g; sodium 245.3mg.

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