"Enclosed is a favorite recipe using grains," Cathy S. Fenton writes. "I received it from a friend when I was a dinner guest. I have used it as a side dish."
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1/3 cup chopped almonds or walnuts
1 large onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 large carrot, shredded or chopped
1/3 cup chopped parsley
1/3 cup brown rice
1/3 cup pearl barley
1/3 cup bulgur
2 1/2 cups chicken broth
1/4 cup dry Sherry or water
1/2 teaspoon chopped basil
1/2 teaspoon chopped oregano
Melt butter in large skillet or 3-quart saucepan. Add and saute chopped nuts. Remove nuts and reserve for topping. Saute onion and garlic in remaining butter until tender. Add carrot and parsley. Stir in brown rice, pearl barley and bulgur. Saute grains until lightly browned. Add chicken broth, Sherry, basil, oregano and season to taste with salt and pepper.
Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer, covered. Simmer 45 minutes. Or turn into casserole and bake, covered, at 350 degrees 45 to 1 hour or until done. Sprinkle with reserved nuts before serving. Makes 4 servings.
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