Apricot Barley Casserole

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It doesn't take long to assemble this pretty side dish dotted with apricots and raisins...a great side dish for any occasion. 
Ingredients
2/3 cup pine nuts or slivered almonds
1/4 cup butter, divided
2 cups pearl barley
1 cup sliced green onions
7 cups chicken broth
2/3 cup diced dried apricots
1/2 cup golden raisins
 
Directions
1. In a large skillet, saute nuts in 2 Tbsp butter until lightly browned; remove and set aside.  In the same skillet, saute the barley and onions in remaining butter until onions are tender.  Add broth; bring to a boil.  Stir in the apricots, raisins and reserved nuts. 
2. Pour into a greased 9 x 13" baking dish.  Bake, uncovered, at 325 degrees for 1-1/4 hours or until barley is tender. 
 
Notes:
Serves:  8
Categories:
Meal   DinnerDish   Side Dish
Cooking Method   BakedPrep Time   less than 15 minutes
Cooking Time   1 1/2 hours 
Features   High-Fiber, Low-Calorie, Vegetarian




Carolyn Beck

Member since Jun 2008

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