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Vegetable Barley Saute

 Vegetable Barley Saute
This wonderful side dish can easily be turned into a hearty entree by adding cooked chicken.
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup quick-cooking barley
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 carrots, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup cut fresh green beans (2-inch pieces)
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 1/2 cup unsalted cashews, optional

Directions

  • Prepare barley according to package directions. In a small bowl,
  • combine, water and soy sauce until smooth; set aside.
  • In a large skillet or wok, saute garlic in oil for 15 seconds. Add
  • carrots and beans; stir-fry for 1 minute. Add onions; stir-fry for
  • 2-3 minutes. Stir the soy sauce mixture; stir into the skillet.
  • Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1 minute or until thickened. Add
  • barley; heat through. Stir in cashews if desired. Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 2/3 cup equals 149 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 707 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 5 g protein.