2 tbsp olive oilL
3/4 cup chopped onions
12 oz sliced fresh mixed Mushrooms (white, crimini, portabella, shiitake)
1 tbsp chopped fresh thyme
2 large cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup pearl barley
2 cups chicken, vegetable or beef broth
1/2 cup toasted walnut pieces or pine nuts
2 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
In a large skillet or sauce pan heat oil over medium heat; add onion and sauté 3-4 minutes or until softened. Add mushrooms and sauté 5-7 minutes or until starting to brown. Stir in thyme, garlic and barley and cook 1 minute. Add broth and bring to boil; reduce heat to simmer. Cover and cook for 35-40 minutes or until liquid is almost absorbed and barley is tender. Stir in nuts and cheese. Stir in parsley just before serving.
Makes 6 side serving or 4 main course servings.
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