Barley-Leek Pilaf Recipe | Kitchen Infinity Recipes

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To make the perfect Barley-Leek Pilaf we've included ingredients and directions for you to easily follow. This recipe is considered a beginner level recipe. The total time to make this recipe will be 20 min. You will need a prep time of approximately 8 min and a cook time of 12 min.

Depending on your culture or family tradition there can be multiple variations for making this Barley-Leek Pilaf recipe. Once you've read through and familiarize yourself with our recommended ingredients and directions, you can add your own twist to this recipe to make it your own! We've included a list of potential cookware or bakeware items below that might be necessary for this Barley-Leek Pilaf recipe.

Barley-Leek Pilaf Ingredients

Barley-Leek Pilaf Directions

  1. Saute 1 sliced leek (white and light green parts only) in a pot with olive oil. Add 11/4 cups quick-cooking barley, 3 tablespoons golden raisins, 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt and 2 cups water; bring to a simmer, then cook over medium-low heat, covered, until tender, 12 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes, then toss with some chopped basil and chives, the zest and juice of 1 lemon, olive oil, and salt and pepper to taste.

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  • Leek Recipes
  • Barley : Barley (Hordeum vulgare), a member of the grass family, is a major cereal grain grown in temperate climates globally. It was one of the first cultivated grains, particularly in Eurasia as early as 10,000 years ago. Barley has been used as animal fodder, as a source of fermentable material for beer and certain distilled beverages, and as a component of various health foods. It is used in soups and stews, and in barley bread of various cultures. Barley grains are commonly made into malt in a traditional and ancient method of preparation.
    In 2017, barley was ranked fourth among grains in quantity produced (149 million tonnes or 330 billion pounds) behind maize, rice and wheat.
  • Grain Recipes
  • Side Dish : A side dish, sometimes referred to as a side order, side item, or simply a side, is a food item that accompanies the entrée or main course at a meal.
  • Low-Fat
  • High Fiber
  • Low Sodium
  • Low Calorie
  • Low-Cholesterol

Potential cookware or bakeware items for your recipe

Below are cookware or bakeware items that might be needed for this Barley-Leek Pilaf recipe or similar recipes. If certain kitchen tools don't apply, then simply skip to the next one.

  • Cooking pots
  • Frying pan
  • Steamers
  • Colander
  • Skillet
  • Knives
  • Cutting board
  • Grater
  • Saucepan
  • Stockpot
  • Spatula
  • Tongs
Chef Antonio

Chef Antonio

Chef Antonio has deep family roots in Italy. He spent summers living in Rome with his nona which developed his passion for cooking and expertise in preparing traditional Italian dishes. Antonio has two girls, one boy and a dog that he loves to cook for daily!

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