Byrdhouse Mushroom Barley Pilaf

Byrdhouse Mushroom Barley Pilaf

Side Dish Grains

This is a cozy, savory side dish. I sometimes brown chicken breasts and throw them on top of the pilaf for the last 20 minutes of cooking time. Enjoy!

Servings per recipe: 6
Calories per serving: 227
Preparation time: 15m
Total cooking time: 1h 15m


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 2 cups sliced mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup dry sherry
  • 2 (13.75 ounce) cans chicken broth
  • 1 cup pearl barley
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil, or to taste
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley


  • 1   Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  • 2   Melt butter in an oven safe large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Stir in garlic and onion, and cook, stirring occasionally until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in the mushrooms, and cook until the mushrooms have softened and released their liquid, about 5 minutes more. Stir in the sherry, and simmer for 1 minute. Add the chicken broth, barley, and basil; bring to a boil over high heat. Season to taste with salt and pepper, and boil for 5 minutes.
  • 3   Cover the Dutch oven, and place into the preheated oven. Bake until the barley is tender, 45 minutes to 1 hour. Stir in chopped parsley before serving.

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 8.5g 13%
    Saturated Fat 5.0g  
Cholesterol 24mg 8%
Sodium 811mg 32%
Potassium 223mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 32.2g 10%
Dietary Fiber 5.8g 23%
Protein 5.1g 10%
Sugars 2g  
Vitamin A 380IU  
Vitamin C 4mg  
Calcium 28mg  
Iron 1mg  
Thiamin 0mg  
Niacin 4mg  
Vitamin B6 0mg  
Magnesium 31mg  
Folate 16mcg