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Barley & Lentils with Mint

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Ingredients
  Lentils 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Pearl barley 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Chicken broth 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Butter/Margarine 1 Tablespoon
  Sliced almonds 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Golden raisins 2 Tablespoon
  Minced mint 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
Directions

Sort lentils and remove any debris; then rinse and drain lentils and barley.
In a 1 1/2- to 2-quart pan, bring broth to a boil over high heat.
Add lentils and barley, reduce heat, cover, and simmer until barley is tender to bite and liquid has been absorbed (about 40 minutes).
Meanwhile, melt butter in a medium-size frying pan over medium heat.
Add almonds and raisins; cook, stirring, until almonds are golden and raisins are puffy (about 3 minutes).
Set aside.
To serve, stir almonds and raisins into lentil-barley mixture, spoon onto 2 plates, and sprinkle with mint.
Offer yogurt to add to taste, if desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Simmering
Ingredient: 
Lentil
Interest: 
Healthy

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 623 Calories from Fat 205

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 24 g36.6%

Saturated Fat 8.7 g43.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 32.3 mg10.8%

Sodium 1218 mg50.7%

Total Carbohydrates 81 g27.2%

Dietary Fiber 25.4 g101.6%

Sugars 22.1 g

Protein 25 g50.9%

Vitamin A 14.4% Vitamin C 10.3%

Calcium 13% Iron 36.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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Barley & Lentils With Mint Recipe