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Casserole, Barley Vegetable (P, TNT)
Serves: 6

2 tbsp. soy margarine
2/3 cup barley, uncooked (4.5 oz)
1 cup chopped onions
1 cup chopped cauliflower (1/4")
1 cup chopped mushrooms
1 cup finely shredded carrots
2-1/2 cup water
2 tsp. instant vegetable broth mix
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/8 tsp. pepper

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Lightly oil a 1-3/4-quart casserole or spray with nonstick cooking spray.

Melt 1 tablespoon of the margarine in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add barley and cook 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently until lightly browned. Place in prepared casserole.

Melt remaining margarine in skillet. Add onions and cauliflower. Cook, stirring frequently, 5 minutes. Add mushrooms and carrots. Cook 5 more minutes, stirring frequently. Add vegetables to casserole.

In a small bowl, combine water, broth mix, garlic powder, and pepper. Mix well and add to casserole. Cover and bake 1 hour and 15 minutes, until barley is tender and most of the liquid has been absorbed. Stir several times while baking. Let stand 5 minutes, then mix and serve.

Poster's Notes:
Had to hunt a while (days) for this one. You are all so nice and friendly that I wanted to find something kinda special for winter vegetables. I think this kinda makes it.

Posted by Nana Gloria

Nutritional Info Per Serving: 135 calories, 4g protein, 4g fat, 21g carbohydrates, 268mg sodium, zero cholesterol