CHEF JEFF — ONE BYTE AT A TIME: Quick Barley and Green BeansThis crunchy and unusual side dish would go well with pork.
By: Herald Staff Report,
This crunchy and unusual side dish would go well with pork.
Quick Barley and Green Beans
1 cup water
½ cup quick-cooking pearl barley
½ pound fresh, trimmed green beans (about 2 cups)
½ tablespoon olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Bring water to a boil in a medium-size saucepan over high heat. Add barley and lower heat to medium. Cover and boil 5 minutes. Add green beans and continue to cook, covered, 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand 5 minutes. Add olive oil and salt and pepper to taste. Mix well.
Yield: Serves 2.
Approximate nutritional analysis per serving: 190 calories, 4 grams fat (less than 1 gram saturated), no cholesterol, 6 grams protein, 35 grams carbohydrates, 7 grams dietary fiber, 2 grams sugars, no sodium.
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