Friday, October 2, 2015

Food Recipe of the Day: Creamy Tomato Barley

Creamy Tomato Barley
Trying to incorporate more whole grains into your diet – without sacrificing flavor? This recipe for Creamy Tomato Barley is both healthy and delicious! Serve it as a side dish with your favorite meal, or double the portion size for an easy vegetarian main course.

Used in this Recipe:

- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 2 cups quick-cook barley
- 1 can (28 oz.) diced tomatoes, drained
- 1 cup dry white wine
- 2 1/2 cups water
- 8 cups mustard green leaves or spinach, torn into pieces
- 2 ounces Brie (rind removed), cut into small pieces
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan (2 oz.)

  1. Heat the oil in a Swiss Diamond HD Induction 11" Braiser over medium heat. When the oil is warm, add the onion, salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, 6 to 8 minutes.
  2. Add the barley, tomatoes, wine and water. Bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the barley is tender, 12 to 15 minutes.
  4. Add the mustard greens, Brie, and ¼ cup of the Parmesan. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the greens are tender, 3 to 4 minutes.
  5. Divide among bowls and sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 cup of Parmesan.

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