Go for the Grains Casserole Recipe
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Go for the Grains Casserole Recipe

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“This casserole is hearty and delicious. A friend of mine gave me the recipe when I was compiling healthier recipes.” This colorful medley has 'good-for-you' written all over it. Melanie Blair - Warsaw, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 55 min.
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 55 min.
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 5 medium carrots, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups frozen corn, thawed
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 cup quick-cooking barley
  • 1/2 cup bulgur
  • 1/3 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 226 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 741mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 8g fiber), 12g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 lean meat, 1 vegetable.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine carrots, corn, onion, barley, bulgur, parsley, salt and pepper. Stir in broth and beans. Transfer to a 13x9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray.
  2. Cover and bake 50-55 minutes or until grains are tender, stirring once. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake, uncovered, 3-5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Go for the Grains Casserole in Healthy Cooking August/September 2008, p15

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reindeer01 162526
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2012

"Very good and different."

amandasue35 94420
Reviewed Jul. 12, 2011

"My husband loves this! I don't think he realizes how healthy it is. It's easy to make and delicious."

ladybug810 162525
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2011

"I don't have many recipes that use barley or bulgur, and this one's a keeper! I've made it a number of times and love it."

leserenity 162271
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2010

"extra cooking time... the prep I didn't clock, but it was more the 25 minute side"

leserenity 208554
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2010

"I added celery, roasted garlic, millet instead of bulgur, and used home-grown ground beef instead of the beans, but would do it with the beans in a heartbeat. It took extra time for me, too - 20-25 minutes. No cheese. My husband's thrilled!"

Leibschen85 147639
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2009

"This is sooo yummy!!"

AllisonWagner 162270
Reviewed Aug. 26, 2008

"This is a good casserole that really filled me up. For a twist, I added chopped tomatoes from my garden."

mistylee35 75371
Reviewed Aug. 26, 2008

"I had to cook it for about 15-20 min more then the recipe states before adding the cheese."

cookswife81 208553
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2008 Edited Oct. 17, 2008

"This dish is delicious. I will definitely make this one again. I agree with the comment that it was love at first bite. Besides the bright colors of the ingredients, it was well worth waiting an hour for, my husband said the house smelled so good when he got home from work, he couldn't wait to eat."

wiscook 75370
Reviewed Jul. 23, 2008

"the prep time on this is NOT 25 minutes, it's more like 5 minutes. This receipe reheats very well."

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