Two-Grain Pilaf With Wild Mushrooms
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Two-Grain Pilaf With Wild Mushrooms

Taste the goodness of the nutty and chewy texture of two grains—barley and wild rice. This healthy side dish complements a Thanksgiving turkey perfectly!

15 min
50 min


3/4 cup water

1/2 cup uncooked wild rice, rinsed, drained

1 (14-ounce) can chicken broth

1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram leaves

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1/2 cup uncooked barley

2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter

1 medium (1/2 cup) carrot, thinly sliced

1 cup sliced or chopped fresh shiitake and/or chanterelle mushrooms  

1 rib (1/2 cup) celery, sliced

1 medium (1/2 cup) onion, chopped


 *Substitute 1 cup sliced fresh button mushrooms.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Combine water, rice, chicken broth, thyme, salt, marjoram and pepper in 3-quart saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat, 7-10 minutes, until mixture comes to a full boil. Reduce heat to low. Cover; cook 15 minutes. Add barley; continue cooking, 40-45 minutes, until water is absorbed and rice and barley are tender.

  2. STEP 2

    Melt butter in 10-inch skillet until sizzling; add carrot. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, 2 minutes. Add mushrooms, celery and onion. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, 2-3 minutes, until celery is crisply tender. Stir carrot mixture into rice mixture.


4Fat (mg)
10Cholesterol (mg)
340Sodium (mg)
20Carbohydrates (g)
3Dietary Fiber
5Protein (g)


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  November 11, 2008

Made it last Thanksgiving, and plan to do so again this Thanksgiving. Used sliced white mushrooms, but more than called for (1/2 lb. instead of i C.) Also used about 1Tbsp. of chopped fresh dill. Guests loved it. Barley and wild rice an interesting combo. Just "feels" healthier and less caloric than other starches.

— says Helen
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