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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Chicken Stock Barley and Mushrooms

You're itching for some carbs, aren't you... Well, here's one that might work well for you, although even with a low GI of 25-30 you need to watch portion size as it's more of a good carb for dieters than diabetics. Experiment with barley portions to see how well you tolerate it. :-) 

  • 3 cups fat free low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups quick cooking pearl barley
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 6-8 white mushrooms, cut up
  • splash of white wine
  • salt & fresh ground black pepper to taste

Cut up the onion and mushrooms and get the white wine ready by sampling at least one glass...
Heat olive oil in skillet over medium heat and add onion. Sautee until onions just turn brown on the edges.
Add mushrooms and splash of white wine and sautee about a minute more.
Cook barley according to directions in chicken broth instead of water and combine with onions and mushrooms. Add salt & pepper to taste.

Serves 6 as a side.

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