Barley with Sautéed Leeks, Peas, and Parsley
Whole grain barley makes for a healthy side dish.
  • CourseSide dish
  • CuisineBulk recipe, Vegan, Vegetarian
  • 1cup pearl barley
  • 1pinch salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2Tbsp olive oil
  • 2medium leeks
  • 1cup frozen peas
  • 2tsp grated lemon zest
  • 1/2cup fresh parsley, chopped
  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the barley, 3 cups water and 1/4 teaspoon salt and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, until the barley is tender, 20 to 25 minutes. Drain off any remaining water in the pan and transfer the barley to a large bowl.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the leeks, season with 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, 7 to 8 minutes. Add the peas and lemon zest and cook, stirring occasionally, until heated through, about 3 minutes; stir in the parsley. Fold the mixture into the barley.
Recipe Notes

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