ORZO AND TOASTED BARLEY PILAF
1 teaspoon canola oil
1 cup barley, quick cooking
1 clove garlic, minced
2 1/2 cups broth, fat free
1/2 cup orzo
1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped
1/4 cup fresh chives, chopped
In a medium-sized heavy saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add
barley and saute until golden and toasted, about 5 minutes. Add
garlic and saute for 1 more minute. Pour in Chicken stock and
bring to a boil. Add Orzo and thyme. Stir once, reduce heat to
low, cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and
let the pilaf rest for 5 minutes to absorb any remaining liquid.
Stir in chives or scallion greens.