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Salads & sides

Basil & Parmesan Barley Pilaf

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Why serve a side of rice when you could offer up this super-flavorful barley pilaf with basil and Parmesan instead?
time
prep:
25 min
total:
55 min
servings
total:
8 servings, 1/2 cup each

What You Need

2
tsp.  oil
2
 carrots, finely chopped (about 1/2 cup)
1
 onion, finely chopped
1
can  (14-1/2 oz.) fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth
1
cup  barley, uncooked
1/2
cup  KRAFT Shredded Parmesan Cheese
1/4
cup  tightly packed fresh basil, thinly sliced

Make It

HEAT oil in large saucepan on medium-high heat. Add vegetables; cook and stir 5 to 7 min. or until crisp-tender.

STIR in broth and barley; bring to boil. Simmer on medium-low heat 30 min. or until barley is tender and liquid is absorbed, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.

ADD cheese and basil; mix well.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Substitute
Substitute 4 tsp. dried basil leaves for the sliced fresh basil.
Storage Know-How
Store uncooked barley in airtight container at room temperature up to 9 months.
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