Barley Mushroom Pilaf
1/8 cup And 1/8 cup-reserved, organic butter
3 cloves garlic, sliced thinly, center stem removed
1 small onion, minced
2 cups sliced mushrooms
1/2 cup dry sherry
2 1/2 cups chicken, beef or vegetable broth
1 cup pearl barley
1 teaspoon fresh basil, or to taste
Sea Salt or my herbs de Provence blend
Freshly pepper to taste
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1-Cook barley according to package directions using chicken, beef or vegetable broth in place of water, till tender, set aside
2-Melt ¼ Cup butter in a large skillet over low-medium heat, then add garlic and onion. Cook, stirring occasionally until the onion has softened and becomes translucent, 5 minutes or so.
3- Add reserved 1/8 Cup butter to the skillet and allow to melt and then stir in the mushrooms, cook until softened, approx. 3-5 minutes.
Add sherry, and simmer for 1 minute.
Add the barley, and basil; Increase heat to high, bring to a boil.
Check seasoning then add either the herbs de Provence, or salt and pepper, taste then adjust seasoning as needed. Cook one more moment, remove from heat, top with parsley and serve
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Barley- is one of the whole grains I whole heartedly recommend adding to your diet. A study by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggests that the high amount of fiber in barley is useful in lower bad cholesterol. When eaten on a regular basis, barley not only boost immunity, but can also speed up wound recovery and help antibiotics work better. A cup of cooked barley provides more than ½ the daily value of selenium. Selenium has proven to have cancer-slowing effects, and in combination with Vitamins A & E, makes chemotherapy during cancer less toxic. Evidence from animal and human studies indicates that vitamin E plays an important role in the maintenance of the immune system. As far as vitamin A goes, experts have long known that vitamin A plays a role in infection. Vitamin A deficiency is associated with impaired immunity and increased risk of infectious disease. Enjoy this heavenly barley and mushrooms combo in a deliciously simple pilaf
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