Curried Barley with Cranberries, Raisins and Pecans Recipe
This barley dish is the newest fall comfort food with flavors like cranberry, curry and garlic.
  • Makes: 8 servings of about 2/3 cup each
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Difficulty Rating: Easy

  • Nutrition Highlights: Barley is one of the best sources of soluble fiber, and soluble fiber has been shown to help lower cholesterol.

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  • Recipe From: My Indiana Home

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions and saute until barely tender, about 4 minutes.
  2. Add garlic and cook until onion is crisp-tender, about 2 additional minutes.
  3. Stir in curry, turmeric, allspice, salt, pepper and chicken broth. Bring to a boil.
  4. Add barley, raisins and cranberries.
  5. Cover, reduce heat and simmer 15 to 20 minutes, or until barley is tender and all liquid is absorbed.
  6. Remove from heat and let stand covered 3 minutes. Stir in pecans and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts (per serving): Calories – 160, Total Fat – 7.2g, Protein – 3.5g, Dietary Fiber – 3.7g, very high in Vitamin B6.

**Nutrition information is calculated using an online calorie calculator. Variations may exist. Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Tips & Notes

Be creative and try all kinds of dried fruits in a barley salad: cherries, dates, apricots or peaches.

14 COMMENTS

  1. […] Myth: Grains that are high fiber are always whole grains. Fact: While most whole grains do contain significant fiber, that’s not what determines a whole grain. Whole grains contain all three parts of the grain kernel: bran, endosperm and germ (where all those health benefits are!). Common whole grains include brown rice and whole-wheat flour in a variety of grain products, such as bread and cereals. Quinoa, though considered a whole grain, is technically a protein-rich vegetable related to beets and spinach. Quick-cooking and pearled barley aren’t technically whole grains (their hull and some of the bran has been removed), but barley is a fiber powerhouse. In fact, it’s loaded with soluble fiber, the type that can help lower cholesterol and LDL “bad” cholesterol. Related Recipe: Curried Barley with Cranberries, Raisins and Pecans […]

  2. […] Myth: Grains that are high fiber are always whole grains. Fact: While most whole grains do contain significant fiber, that’s not what determines a whole grain. Whole grains contain all three parts of the grain kernel: bran, endosperm and germ (where all those health benefits are!). Common whole grains include brown rice and whole-wheat flour in a variety of grain products, such as bread and cereals. Quinoa, though considered a whole grain, is technically a protein-rich vegetable related to beets and spinach. Quick-cooking and pearled barley aren’t technically whole grains (their hull and some of the bran has been removed), but barley is a fiber powerhouse. In fact, it’s loaded with soluble fiber, the type that can help lower cholesterol and LDL “bad” cholesterol. Related Recipe: Curried Barley with Cranberries, Raisins and Pecans […]

  3. I think, many of us look at a recipe and have an inkling, whether we will like it or not. This one is a “for sure to like” recipe. Thanks for linking it at My Meatless Mondays.

  4. Great salad. Made it for my 20 year old body building sons. My 11 year old niece tried it and loved it! She said that she liked the spiciness of the curry and the refrshing sweetness of the red pepper. I thing that the craisins are also a nice sweetness.

  5. Hi Susan,

    Thanks so much for the feedback! We’re happy to hear that this recipe appeals to all ages!

    Best,
    Jessy Yancey
    editor, Farm Flavor

  6. i love the looks of this, but i really wish you would include the nutritional info. have i missed seeing it?

  7. This is a wonderful recipe and I am going to try it.. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party and I have chosen it to be my host favorite for the week. It is featured over at the Daily Magazine and will be featured over at my blog for next week’s party.

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