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Barley and Bow Tie Pasta

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  Bow tie pasta 8 Ounce
  Olive oil 3 Tablespoon, divided
  Pine nuts/Almonds 1 Cup (16 tbs), slivered
  Carrots 4 , diced into 1/4 inch pieces
  Onion 1 , diced
  Barley 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Beef stock 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Currants 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon, freshly ground
  Water 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Mint 2 Tablespoon, chopped, divided

1. In a large pot bring water to a boil and cook pasta in it according to label directions to the al dente stage; drain, rinse under cold water and toss with a tablespoon of olive oil to prevent sticking
2. Cover and refrigerate it overnight

3. In a large saucepan, heat the rets of the olive oil and cook pine nuts in it till golden; turn the heat down to low
4. Add carrots and onion and cook for another five minutes, stirring once in a while, until onion turns translucent
5. Add barley and stir around for a couple of minutes until it is heated through; add stock, currants, salt, pepper and water, turn the heat to high and allow to boil
6. Turn the heat down to medium low, cover adn simmer gently for fifty minutes until the liquid is absorbed adn barley is just tender
7. Add cooked pasta to it along with a tasblespoon of mint, cover and simmer for another five minutes till pasta is heated through

8. Add to a warm serving dish, garnish with the rest of the mint and serve

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
50 Minutes
Ready In: 
65 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 749 Calories from Fat 320

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 37 g57.6%

Saturated Fat 3.8 g18.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 1033.7 mg43.1%

Total Carbohydrates 89 g29.7%

Dietary Fiber 17 g67.8%

Sugars 8.5 g

Protein 20 g40.4%

Vitamin A 210.8% Vitamin C 24.2%

Calcium 9.8% Iron 29.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Barley And Bow Tie Pasta Recipe