Italian Barley (Vegan)

1/2 cup(s) Chopped onions

1/2 cup(s) Chopped sweet green peppers

1 Garlic clove; minced

1 can(s) Tomatoes; undrained/in chunk

16 ounce(s) can

1/2 teaspoon(s) Dried oregano

1/2 teaspoon(s) Dried basil

2 cup(s) Water

5 1/4 ounce(s) Barley; 3/4 cup

A tasty side dish for almost any entree, this filling grain also reheats nicely in the microwave. In a medium saucepan over medium heat cook onions, green pepper, and garlic until lightly browned. Add small amounts of water if necessary to prevent drying. Add tomatoes spices and water. Bring to a boil. Stir in barley, reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 50 minutes until barley is tender and water is absorbed. Stir occasionally while cooking and add more water if necessary. Note: the original recipe called to saute the 1st three ingredients in olive oil(1T+1t) but I chose to eliminate it and eliminate almost 5 gms fat per serving. Nutrition (per serving): 177 calories Total Fat 1 g (5% of calories) Source: More Lean & Luscious by Bobbie Hinman & Millie Snyder, Page(s): 312 Date Published: 1988 : D/L from Prodigy 12-14-94. Recipe collection of Sue Smith. 1.80?

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