Creamy Mushroom-Barley Pilaf

  • Difficulty: Medium
  • one hour
  • 6 servings

Pilaf or pilau is a dish, originating from the Indian subcontinent. It’s hearty and warming being the perfect choice on a cold winter day. To have diversity into your diet, opt for barley instead of rice for this pilaf.

Ingredients Needed for Creamy Mushroom-Barley Pilaf

    1 teaspoon butter
    1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
    1 onion, chopped
    8 ounces of cremini mushroom, sliced
    ⅔ cup pearl barley
    1 teaspoon dried thyme
    2 cups of chicken stock

How to Make Creamy Mushroom-Barley Pilaf

  1. Add the butter and olive oil in a medium saucepan. Melt them together.
  2. Add the onion and cook it until soft and translucent.
  3. Add the mushrooms. Season with salt and pepper. Saute about 5 minutes, until mushrooms are soft and golden brown.
  4. Add the pearl barley and thyme, stir and cook about 1 minute.
  5. Add the stock, cover and simmer over low heat until the barley is tender, about 45 minutes.

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