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Teriyaki Barley Salad

 Teriyaki Barley Salad
Bring a taste of the Orient to your own dinner table with this recipe. It's a salad that tastes like a stir-fry! Try it and see if it doesn't perk up your next dinner.—National Barley Foods Council, Mary Sullivan, Spokane, Washington
6 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Cook: 45 min.

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup medium pearl barley
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 medium carrots, thinly sliced
  • 8 ounces fresh or frozen snow peas
  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 1 can (8 ounces) sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup teriyaki or soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cider or white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh gingerroot

Directions

  • In a saucepan, combine the water, barley and salt; bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 45 minutes or until tender.
  • Meanwhile, place carrots and a small amount of water in a pan; cover
  • and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add peas; cook 1 minute longer or until
  • crisp-tender. Drain. Combine barley, carrots, peas, chicken, water
  • chestnuts and onions. In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine
  • remaining ingredients; shake well. Pour over warm barley mixture and
  • toss to coat. Refrigerate until serving. Yield: 6 servings.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 300 calories, 13 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 42 mg cholesterol, 560 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 19 g protein.
Wine: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.