Wild Rice, Barley and Dried Cherry Pilaf | Midwest Living

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Wild Rice, Barley and Dried Cherry Pilaf

Wild Rice, Barley and Dried Cherry Pilaf

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  • Makes: 6 to 8 servings
  • Yield: 6 to 8 side-dish servings
  • Prep 10 mins
  • Cook 10 mins
  • Bake 1 hr

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  • 3/4 cup uncooked wild rice
  • 2 14 - ounce cans chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup regular barley
  • 1/2 cup snipped dried cherries,apricots, or cranberries
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried marjoram or dried oregano, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup coarsely chopped pecans, toasted
  • Salt
  • Ground black pepper


  1. To rinse wild rice, place it in a pan of warm water, stir, and remove particles that float to the top. Drain and rinse again; drain before using. In a saucepan, combine rice and chicken broth. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in barley, cherries, marjoram, and butter. Spoon into a 1-1/2-quart casserole.
  2. Bake, covered, in a 325 degree F oven for 60 to 65 minutes or until rice and barley are tender and liquid is absorbed, stirring once. Fluff rice mixture with a fork; stir in pecans. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts

(Wild Rice, Barley and Dried Cherry Pilaf)

Servings Per Recipe 6, carb. (g) 44, vit. A (IU) 194, pro. (g) 8, calcium (mg) 30, cal. (kcal) 279, Potassium (mg) 218, sodium (mg) 658, sugar (g) 5, fiber (g) 7, Folate (µg) 24, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 2, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, Monounsaturated fat (g) 4, Niacin (mg) 4, sat. fat (g) 3, Riboflavin (mg) 0, chol. (mg) 12, Thiamin (mg) 0, Fat, total (g) 9, vit. C (mg) 1, iron (mg) 3

Comments (1)

benlael wrote:
Delightful recipe! Had some dried cherries & wanted a side dish recipe & this more than fit the bill! Healthy, creative, and tasty. I used as a compliment to a Cajun Beans & Collard Greens meal with no meat, though chicken, lamb or beef would have gone perfectly with your casserole. Very nice!

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